ECE Participation Programme Evaluation: Delivery of ECE Participation Initiatives Stage 2

This report is from the second stage of an evaluation of the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) ECE Participation Programme. The overall evaluation explores how the Participation Programme and individual initiatives addressed barriers to participation in early childhood education (ECE) for target groups and communities. The focus of this report is on how initiatives’ responsiveness to families and participating communities has enabled them to overcome barriers to participation.

Author(s): Linda Mitchell, Patricia Meagher-Lundber, Toia Caulcutt, Maretta Taylor, Sarah Archard, Helena Kara and Vanessa Paki.

Date Published: October 2014

Innovations in Tertiary Education Delivery Summit 2014: Summary of Proceedings

This document provides a record of proceedings, and sets out the key themes of conversations, presentations and workshops at the Innovations in Tertiary Education Delivery Summit 2014. The content represents the views of the Summit attendees, and is not a reflection of the Government's position.

Author(s): Ministry of Education.

Date Published: October 2014

Resource Teachers Literacy: Operational and Policy Review

This report has been prepared by the Ministry of education to conduct an evaluation of the Resource Teachers Literacy (RTLit Service. The RTLit Service is designed to provide short, intensive support to students with high literacy needs, and to identify students with persistent learning needs who will require ongoing specialist support. RTLts are specialist teachers whose role is to support and assist staff in schools to meet the needs of Years 1 to 8 students experiencing difficulties with literacy learning. This report synthesises the work across all stages of the evaluation to make evidence based conclusioins about the operation of the service and its effectiveness.

Author(s): Martin Jenkins & Associates Limited for the Ministry of Education.

Date Published: September 2014

TELA Laptops Scheme School Survey 2013

This report outlines the results of the TELA Laptops Scheme School Survey for 2013. This survey was conducted in order to determine whether the current products offered by the TELA Scheme are meeting user needs and to examine the quality of support services schools receive from Telecom Rental.

Author(s): Emanuel Kalafatelis, Katrina Magill and Hayley Stirling, Research New Zealand.

Date Published: July 2014

Measuring New Zealand students' international capabilities: An exploratory study

This exploratory study considers the feasibility of measuring New Zealand senior secondary (Years 12/13) students' "international capabilities". Building on background work undertaken by the Ministry's International Division, the methodology had three components. Analysis of New Zealand and international literature pertinent to assessment of international capabilities was undertaken. Small-group workshops were conducted with 13 secondary school staff, 21 senior secondary students, and 10 professionals with relevant expertise and perspectives about expression of international capabilities in post-school life. The third component was a visit to the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to discuss similar assessment challenges in their work.

Author(s): Rachel Bolstad, Rosemary Hipkins and Liesje Stevens, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

Date Published: July 2014

International Capabilities: A summary report for schools

This a summary report for schools, drawn from research and analysis by the Ministry of Education and an explorative study completed by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research into international capabilities for students in New Zealand schools.

Author(s): International Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: July 2014

PISA 2012: New Zealand financial literacy report

The results of PISA 2012 were released internationally in December 2013, and New Zealand students’ achievement declined in all three domains of the study – mathematics, reading and science.

The OECD international release of financial literacy results is scheduled for the 9th July 2014. To coincide with this release, the Ministry has undertaken an in-depth analysis of financial literacy in New Zealand.

This report looks at New Zealand achievement in an international context, the relationship between financial literacy and student background such as gender, ethnicity, immigrant status, language spoken at home, and economic, social and cultural status, as well as students’ own experience with money.

Author(s): Lynne Whitney, Steve May and Michelle Lamy, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: July 2014

Vocational Pathways Update 2014: Successes, challenges, next steps

This report summarises activities and observations since the release of the Vocational Pathways in April 2013. This report has been prepared by the Ministry of Education, in consultation with the Industry Training Federation as 'co-authors' of the Vocational Pathways. We note:

  • Key resources have been developed to support the Vocational Pathways.
  • Marketing and communications activity has intensified.
  • Issues and concerns raised by stakeholders have been identified and addressed.
  • Recommended future work is outlined.

Author(s): Ministry of Education and Industry Training Federation.

Date Published: June 2014

2013 Annual Evaluation Report for the Teach First NZ programme pilot delivered in partnership with the University of Auckland

This evaluation’s main purpose is to understand how well the programme has been implemented and to what extent it has achieved its objectives. The key evaluation questions are:

  1. How well (effectively and efficiently) has the programme been implemented?
  2. To what extent has the programme achieved its overall outcomes and objectives?

To answer the evaluation questions the evaluators developed a set of evaluation criteria in consultation with the Ministry and the Teach First NZ partnership. Our key findings are provided for each of the evaluation questions in relation to these criteria.

Author(s): Jenny Whatman, Marie Cameron, Liesje Stevens and Lorraine Spiller, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

Date Published: June 2014

What young graduates do when they leave study

This report focuses on the destinations of young domestic graduates. It complements our recent publication 'What young graduates earn when they leave study' which looks at the earnings of young graduates who remain in New Zealand. In this report, we focus on differences in what graduates do rather than what they earn after they complete their studies. We look not only at those who remain in New Zealand but also those who go overseas.

We also investigate whether trends in what graduates do after they complete their studies have changed in the last eight years or not (looking in detail at cohorts who graduated in 2003 to 2010). Comparing current figures to these historical ones finds that overseas rates have changed little over the past eight years, but employment, benefit and further study rates have changed, particularly during the recent global financial crisis.

This page includes two downloadable excel spreadsheets. These show results for young domestic graduates who complete qualifications at different levels and in different fields of study.

Author(s): Zaneta Park, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: June 2014

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