Progress against Pasifika Education Plan targets

The following page provides the latest data on the targets from the Pasifika Education Plan 2013-2017. This page is updated as new data is made available.

Pasifika Education Plan 2013- 2017: Progress to Date against Quantitative Indicators

Early Childhood Education
Compulsory Schooling
Tertiary Education

1. Prior participation in early childhood education services of children starting school

Pasifika Education Plan Target:
The proportion of Pasifika children starting school who have participated in ECE will increase from 86.7% in 2012 to 98% in 2016.
Table 1: Prior participation in early childhood education services
Year Ending June Proportion of children starting school who participated in ECE No of children starting school who participated in ECE
Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total
2010 85.9 95.6 94.4 6,079 47,472 53,551
2011 86.2 95.9 94.6 6,343 48,805 55,148
2012 86.7 96.1 95.0 6,564 49,812 56,376
2013 88.5 96.6 95.6 6,968 52,038 59,006
2014 90.3 96.8 95.9 7,206 51,361 58,567
2015 91.2 96.9 96.2 7,395 51,987 59,382
2016





Target 98.0




Figure 1: Percentage of Year 1 Pasifika children who participated in Early Childhood Education prior to starting school (2010-2015)

3. Language and culture in Pasifika early childhood education language services

Pasifika Education Plan Target:
Increase by 2016, the number of Pasifika ECE Language Services teaching in a Pasifika language or culture over 50% of the time.
Table 3: Pasifika ECE Language Services teaching in a Pasifika langauge or culture over 50% of the time, and number of Pasifika enrolments by service classification
Year Services teaching in a Pasifika language or culture over 50% of the time No of Pasifika enrolments in Services teaching in a Pasifika language over 50% of the time 
Number % of all ECE services Number % of all Pasifika enrolments
2009 89 2.2% 2,479 22.4%
2010 92 2.1% 2,599 21.5%
2011 98 2.2% 2,690 20.7%
2012 93 2.2% 2,633 19.3%
2013 96 2.3% 2,701 18.6%
2014 96 2.2% 2,638 18.1%
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Figure 3: Number of Pasifika ECE language services teaching in a Pasifika language over 50% of the time (2009-2014)

4. Effectiveness of early childhood education services for Pasifika children

Pasifika Education Plan Target:
By 2017, 85% of early childhood education services reviewed by ERO are effective for Pasifika children.

ERO National Report: Priorities for Children's Learning in Early Childhood Services (May 2013)

Identifying priorities for children's learning

ERO investigated what influences services' curriculum priorities and emphases. Effective practices implemented a curriculum that was highly reflective of their identified priorities for children's learning. In these services, curriculum decisions, assessment practices and self-review processes were aligned to, and reflected, the priorities identified as important for children's learning. Priorities took into consideration the aspirations of parents and whanau, children's strengths and interests, and the philosophy and vision of the service. These services were more likely to be responsive to Maori and Pacific children's identity, language and culture.

Table 4: Services' level of reflectiveness of learning priorities (2012)
Services' level of reflectiveness of learning priorities (2012) Number Proportion
Highly reflective  66 17.1%
Mostly reflective 209 54.0%
Minimally reflective  93 24.0%
Not reflective  19 4.9%
Total 387 100%

Responsiveness to Pacific children

ERO investigated how responsive each service's curriculum was in supporting "Pacific children achieving success as Pasifika".

Table 4a: Responsiveness of Services' supporting "Pasific children achieving success as Pasifika"
Level of responsiveness (2012) Number Proportion
Very responsive practices 23 11%
Some responsive practices 58 27%
Few or no responsive practices 81 38%
Did not know how to promote success 51 24%
Total services (excl. not applicable) 213 100%
Not applicable (no Pasifika enrolments) 174  -

 

Figure 4: Responsiveness to Pasific children



For the full report please visit the: Education Review Office website

5. Pasifika learners meeting literacy and numeracy expectations (National Standards)

Pasifika Education Plan Target:
Eighty-five percent of Pasifika learners will be at or above in National Standards across years 1-8, by the end of 2017.

 

Table 5: Year 1-8 learners achieving at or above in National Standards
Year Mathematics Reading Writing
Pasifika All Students Pasifika All Students Pasifika All Students
2011 56.7% 72.2% 59.0% 76.2% 53.8% 68.0%
2012 59.6% 73.6% 62.9% 77.5% 57.1% 70.2%
2013 60.9% 74.6%          64.3%  77.9% 57.6% 70.5%
2014 62.0%75.2%65.1%78.0%59.6%71.1%
2015       
2016       
2017       
Target 85.0% 85.0% 85.0% 85.0% 85.0% 85.0%

 

Figure 5: Proportion of Year 1-8 learners achieving at or above in national standards (2011-2014)


6. School leavers NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy requirements

Pasifika Education Plan Target:
The number of all Pasifika school leavers leaving with NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy to increase from 82% in 2012 to 95% in 2017.

 

Table 6: School leavers with NCEA level 1 literacy and numeracy
Year No of school leavers with NCEA level 1 literacy & numeracy No of school leavers % of school leavers with NCEA level 1 literacy & numeracy
Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total
2009 4,602 44,930 49,532 5,885 53,858 58,743 78.2% 85.0% 84.3%
2010 5,328 47,799 53,127 6,598 54,785 61,383 80.8% 87.2% 86.6%
2011 5,440 49,364 54,804 6,603 55,045 62,648 82.4% 88.1% 87.5%
2012 5,335 47,653 52,988 6,426 53,715 60,141 83.0% 88.7% 88.1%
2013 5,651  48,752 54,403 6,716 56,811 62,527 84.1%  87.4% 87.0%
2014 5,63248,06353,6956,57354,01560,58885.7%89.0%88.6%
2015          
2016          
2017          
Target        95.0%  95.0% 95.0%

 

Figure 6: Proportion of school leavers with NCEA level 1 literacy and numeracy requirements by ethnic group (2009-2014)


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7. Eighteen year olds with NCEA Level 2 or equivalent

Pasifika Education Plan Target:
85% of Pasifika 18 year olds to achieve NCEA Level 2 or equivalent qualifications in 2017

 

Table 7: Eighteen year olds with NCEA level 2 or equivalent
Year No of 18 year olds with NCEA level 2 or equivalent No of 18 year olds % of 18 year olds with NCEA level 2 or equivalent
Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total
2011 4,457 43,722 48,179 6,803 58,057 64,860 65.5% 75.3% 74.3%
2012 4,591 44,326 48,917 6,741 56,587 63,328 68.1% 78.3% 77.2%
2013 4,905 44,858 49,763 6,866 56,435 63,301 71.4%  79.5% 78.6%
2014 5,14745,29050,4376,86655,28362,14975.0%81.9%81.2%
2015          
2016          
2017          
Target        85.0% 85.0% 85.0%

 

Figure 7: Proportion of 18 year olds with level 2 qualification, by ethnic group (2011-2014)


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8. School leavers with a university entrance standard

Pasifika Education Plan Target:
The number of Pasifika school leavers with University Entrance to increase to achieve at least parity with non-Pasifika school leavers in 2017.

 

Table 8: School leavers with a university entrance standard
Year No of school leavers with a university standard No of school leavers % of school leavers with a university standard
Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total Pasifika Non-Pasifika Difference
2009 1,364 23,242 24,606 5,885 52,858 58,743 23.2% 44.0%          20.8
2010 1,737 24,865 26,602 6,598 54,785 61,383 26.3% 45.4%          19.1
2011 1,973 26,845 28,818 6,603 56,045 62,648 29.9% 47.9% 18.0
2012 2,172 27,298 29,470 6,426 53,715 60,141 33.8% 50.8%         17.0
2013 2,462  28,444  30,906 6,716  55,811 62,527  36.7% 51.0% 14.3
2014 2,47227,69030,1626,57354,01560,58837.6%51.3%13.7
2015          
2016          
2017          
Target          0.0

 

Figure 8: Proportion of school leavers meeting university entrance standard by ethnic group (2009-2014)


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9. Pasifika suspensions

Pasifika Education Plan Target:
The rate of Pasifika suspensions to reduce from the July 2011 level of 5.4 suspensions per 1,000 students to 3.6 suspensions per 1,000 students in 2017.

 

Table 9: Suspension numbers and age standardised suspension rate per 1,000 students
Year No of suspensions No of expected suspensions Rate per 1000 students
(Age Standardised)
Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total
2008 487 3,887 4,374           260.3  2,476.1 2,736.4 7.0 5.8 6.0
2009 556 4,198 4,754          266.8 2,477.8 2,744.7 7.8 6.3 6.4
2010 470 3,754 4,224 272.0 2,474.2 2,746.2 6.4 5.6 5.7
2011 391 3,356 3,747 274.8 2,447.1 2,722.0 5.3 5.1 5.1
2012 321 3,035 3,356          274.6 2,428.3 2,702.9 4.4 4.7 4.6
2013 308 2,774 3,082 271.9  2,418.3           2,690.2 4.2  4.3 4.3
2014 2832,4092,692272.62,419.42,692.03.93.73.7
2015          
2016          
2017          
Target        3.6 

 

Figure 9: Age standardised suspension rate per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2008-2014)


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10. Pasifika exclusions

Pasifika Education Plan Target:
The rate of Pasifika exclusions to reduce from the July 2011 level of 2.2 exclusions per 1,000 students to 1.3 exclusions per 1,000 students in 2017.

 

Table 10: Exclusion numbers and age standardised exclusion rate per 1,000 students
Year Number of exclusions Number of expected exclusions  Rate per 1000 students
(Age Standardised)
Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total
2008 173 1,191 1,364          88.1 839.1927.2 2.8 2.0 2.1
2009 196 1,301 1,497          89.7 835.5          925.1 3.1 2.2 2.3
2010 179 1,241 1,420          90.9           831.4 922.3 2.8 2.2 2.2
2011 139 1,172 1,311 92.1819.2911.3 2.2 2.1 2.1
2012 121 996 1,117          91.7           813.2 904.9 1.9 1.8 1.8
2013 105 959 1,064          90.4          809.0 899.5  1.7  1.7  1.7
2014 10279890090.7809.3900.01.61.41.4
2015          
2016          
2017          
Target        1.3 

 

Figure 10: Age standardised exclusion rate per 1,000 students (2008-2014)


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11. Pasifika expulsions

Pasifika Education Plan Target:
The rate of Pasifika expulsions to reduce from the July 2011 level of 3.3 expulsions per 1,000 students to 1.5 explusions per 1,000 students in 2017.

 

Table 11: Expulsion numbers and age standardised expulsion rate per 1,000 students
Note:
  1. Excludes correspondence school.
Year Number of expulsions Number of expected expulsions Rate per 1000 students
(Age Standardised)
Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total
2008 43 111 154          10.3 97.7108.0 4.9 1.3 1.7
2009 43 147 190          11.1 101.2112.3 4.5 1.7 2.0
2010 38 163 201 11.6103.4114.9 3.9 1.9 2.1
2011 33 128 161 11.5104.1115.6 3.4 1.4 1.6
2012 23 113 136 11.8103.4115.3 2.3 1.3 1.4
2013 26  111 137 11.9103.2115.1 2.6 1.3  1.4
2014 189811612.0104.0116.01.81.11.2
2015          
2016          
2017          
Target         1.5 

 

Figure 11: Age standardised expulsion rate per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2008-2014)


12. Pasifika representation on the Board of Trustees

Pasifika Education Plan Target:
Increase Pasifika participation on school Board of Trustees to be proportionate to the number of Pasifika students at the school.
Table 12: Pasifika representation on the Boards of Trustees
Note:
  1. *Only schools with sufficient number of Pasifika students to expect at least one Pasifika parent representative on the board are included.
Year No of schools which have adequate representation* % of schools which have adequate representation
Excluded schools No Yes Total (Included) No Yes
2009 2,014 313 132 445 70.3% 29.7%
2010 1,990 304 147 451 67.4% 32.6%
2011 1,998 306 147 453 67.5% 32.5%
2012 1,968 308 164 472 65.3% 34.7%
2013 1,954 285 184 469 60.8% 39.2%
2014 1,942 275 187 462 59.5% 40.5%
2015 1,93729517947462.2%37.8%
2016





2017




100%
Target




100.00

Figure 12: Proportion of schools with adequate Pasifika parent representation of board of trustees (2009-2015)


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13. Inclusion of learners with special education needs

Pasifika Education Plan Target:
80 percent of schools demonstrating fully inclusive practice for learners with special education needs/disabilities, and 100% demonstrating at least some inclusive practices by 2014.

The progress against this target is measured by the results of three ERO reports from 2010 to 2014. Key results are shown in the following table and chart.

 

Table 13: Percentage of Primary* schools demonstrating inclusive practice
Note:
  1. *2010 sample included 30 secondary schools and 199 primary schools.
Year Percentage of schools demonstrating inclusive practices Sample size
(No of schools)
Few inclusive practices Some inclusive practices Mostly inclusive  practices
2010 20% 30% 50% 229*
2012 7% 16% 77% 81
2014 (Actual)1%21%78%152
Target (2014) 0% 20% 80%

Figure 13: Comparison of school inclusiveness practices (2010-2014)


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14. Tertiary participation rates at level four or above

Pasifika Education Plan Target:
Proportion of Pasifika age 18-24 participating in Level 4 qualification or above is at least on a par with other learners in tertiary education.

 

Table 14: Tertiary participation rates
Notes:
  1. Population estimates are from Statistics NZ
  2. The series including 2009-2012 estimates is based on the 2006 census, while the series of 2013-2014 estimates is based on the 2013 census.
Year Number of students enrolled in Level 4 or above Estimated population
age 18-24 
Participation rate for
18-24 year-olds
Difference
Pasifika          Total Pasifika          Total Pasifika          Total
2009 10,282          137,076 42,090          421,640 24.4% 32.5%          8.1%
2010 11,229          142,706 43,740          429,900 25.7% 33.2%          7.5%
2011 11,523          141,183 45,350          435,490 25.4% 32.4%          7.0%
2012 12,399          143,127 46,600          437,800 26.6% 32.7%          6.1%
2013  12,861          142,502  47,580         442,260 27.0% 32.2%          5.2%
2014 13,194142,20948,330455,13027.3%31.2%3.9%
2015        
2016        
2017        
Target        0.0

Figure 14: Proportion of population age 18-24 participating in Level 4 qualification or above (2009-2014)


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15. Tertiary first year retention rates at level four or above

Pasifika Education Plan Target
First year retention rates at level four and above for Pasifika is at least on a par with other learners in tertiary education.

 

Table 15: Tertiary first year retention rates
Note:        
  1. The Retention rate is defined as the percentage of students starting a qualification who after one year are still enrolled in qualification at the same level or higher or have successfully completed their qualification.
First year
(after 1 year)
No of students enrolled in first year at level 4 or above First-year retention rates at level 4 or above Percentage Point Difference
Pasifika          Total Pasifika          Total
2006 (2007)          7,638          123,616 70.0% 72.0% 2.0%
2007 (2008)          8,514          124,450 69.1% 72.7% 3.6%
2008 (2009)          8,703          117,294 72.0% 74.7% 2.6%
2009 (2010)          10,166          125,708 75.1% 76.7% 1.5%
2010 (2011)          10,297          123,733 73.4% 74.6% 1.2%
2011 (2012)           10,124           112,131 77.3% 78.8%  1.5%
2012 (2013)          10,460           111,203  78.0% 79.6% 1.7%
2013 (2014) 10,376107,38877.8%79.6%1.8%
2014 (2015)      
2015 (2016)      
2016 (2017)      
Target      0.0

Figure 15: Retention rates at level four and above after one year (2006-2013)


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16. Tertiary 5 year completion rates

Pasifika Education Plan Target:
The proportion of Pasifika learners to complete a level 4 qualification or higher within 5 years of starting is at least on a par with other learners in tertiary education.

 

Table 16: Tertiary 5 year completion rates
Year started
(after 5 years)
No of full-time students who completed within 5 years of starting their qualification No of full-time students who
completed a qualification within 5 years
Five year qualification completion rates
Pasifika          Total Pasifika          Total Pasifika          Total Difference
2004 (2008) 2,822 44,513          1,534          30,153          54.4%          67.7% 13.4%
2005 (2009) 2,970 45,018          1,634          31,435          55.0%          69.8%          14.8%
2006 (2010) 2,748          41,767          1,558          30,077 56.7% 72.0% 15.3%
2007 (2011)          3,065          42,792          1,778          31,545          58.0% 73.7% 15.7%
2008 (2012) 3,249           42,963       1,949           32,028           60.0%  74.5%  14.6%
2009 (2013) 4,199           48,950        2,724           36,509  64.9%  74.6%           9.7%
2010 (2014) 4,48249,6583,02336,90767.4%74.3%6.9%
2011 (2015)        
2012 (2016)        
2013 (2017)        0.0
Target      

Figure 16: Tertiary 5 year completion rates


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