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Whānau Advisory Group Research Project

The Whānau Advisory Group (WAG) initiative aspires to foster quality engagement between schools and their Māori communities in order to improve Māori student achievement.

This report examines the impact of the Whānau Advisory Group initiative in fostering quality engagement between schools and the Māori parents of these schools' respective Whānau Advisory Groups in order to raise Māori learner achievement.

Author(s): Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated.

Date Published: April 2014

TIMSS 2010/11: New Zealand Year 9 students' strengths and weaknesses in science

This booklet contains a selection of TIMSS 2010/11 test questions from the four science content domains. It includes examples of questions where New Zealand Year 9 students did better than the international average and examples where they did worse. For those questions where New Zealand students struggled, suggested resources are provided for use in the classroom for teaching the topics these questions relate to. This booklet is intended as a resource for Year 9 science teachers.

Author(s): Research, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: April 2014

TIMSS 2010/11: New Zealand Year 9 students' strengths and weaknesses in mathematics

This booklet contains a selection of TIMSS 2010/11 test questions from the four mathematics content domains. It includes examples of questions where New Zealand Year 9 students did better than the international average and examples where they did worse. For those questions where New Zealand students struggled, suggested resources are provided for use in the classroom for teaching the topics these questions relate to. This booklet is intended as a resource for Year 9 mathematics teachers.

Author(s): Research, Ministry of Education

Date Published: April 2014

TIMSS 2010/11: New Zealand Year 5 students' strengths and weaknesses in science

This booklet contains a selection of TIMSS 2010/11 test questions from the three science content domains. It includes examples of questions where New Zealand Year 5 students did better than the international average and examples where they did worse. For those questions where New Zealand students struggled, suggested resources are provided for use in the classroom for teaching the topics these questions relate to. This booklet is intended as a resource for Year 5 science teachers.

Author(s): Research, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: April 2014

TIMSS 2010/11: New Zealand Year 5 students' strengths and weaknesses in mathematics

This booklet contains a selection of TIMSS 2010/11 test questions from the three mathematics content domains. It includes examples of questions where New Zealand Year 5 students did better than the international average and examples where they did worse. For those questions where New Zealand students struggled, suggested resources are provided for use in the classroom for teaching the topics these questions relate to. This booklet is intended as a resource for Year 5 mathematics teachers.

Author(s): Research, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: April 2014

The performance of New Zealand universities in international rankings

In this study, we examine the performance of New Zealand universities in the 'big three' university rankings: the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Author(s): Warren Smart, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: April 2014

Attendance in New Zealand Schools 2013

The survey was carried out in the week of 10-14 June 2013, close to the middle of the second school term. This week was the same week of term as the 2009, 2011 and 2012 surveys. By analysing data from a similar time of year, factors such as winter illness would have been at similar levels.

Author(s): Marian Loader, Team Leader Analysis, Education Information and Analysis, Ministry of Education

Date Published: March 2014

2013 age profile of the academic staff in universities, polytechnics and wānanga

In 2013, the age structure of the academic staff at universities and polytechnics was substantially older than at wānanga:

  • 47 percent of the university academic staff employed in 2013 was aged 50 years and over (compared to 49 percent in 2012).
  • 50 percent of the polytechnic academic staff employed in 2013 was aged 50 years and over (compared to 49 percent in 2012)
  • 38 percent of the wānanga academic staff employed in 2013 was aged 50 years and over (compared to 38 percent in 2012.
    • Author(s): Mieke Wensvoort, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

      Date Published: February 2014

Monitoring the Youth Guarantee policy 2010-2012

This report focuses on the initial implementation of the Youth Guarantee policy in the period from 2010 to 2012 and looks at how effective the fees-free places and secondary-tertiary programmes were in improving educational outcomes for young people. Youth training is also included, as funding was transferred from this programme to fees-free places.

Author(s): David Earle, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: February 2014

Extramural Students’ Participation and Achievement: Trends, Patterns and Highlights

This report presents a view of extramural (or distance education) students’ participation and achievement in tertiary education from 2004 to 2011. It compares participation and completion rates in courses provided extramurally with intramural courses. It also looks at the prevalence of e-learning in extramural courses and compares extramural courses that are delivered by e-learning methods with those that are delivered by paper-based methods.

Author(s): Peter Guiney, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: February 2014

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