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

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 Number of children starting school who participated in ECE
Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total Pasifika Non-Pasifika Total
2010 85.9 95.6 94.4 6,034 47,365 53,399
2011 86.2 95.9 94.6 6,316 48,668 54,984
2012 86.7 96.2 95.0 6,527 49,594 56,121
2013 88.6 96.7 95.7 6,916 51,658 58,574
2014       
2015       
2016       
Target 98.0    

Figure 1: Percentage of Year 1 Pasifika children who participated in early childhood education prior to starting school (2010-2013)

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 2: Pasifika ECE Language Services teaching in a Pasifika language 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
Number 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 88 2.3% 2,464 22.9%
2010 91 2.3% 2,579 22.1%
2011 97 2.4% 2,668 21.4%
2012 92 2.3% 2,614 20.0%
2013     
2014     
2015     
2016   

 

Figure 2: Number of Pasifika ECE language services teaching in a Pasifika language over 50% of the time (2009-2012)

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 3: 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 4: 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 3: Responsiveness to Pasific children



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

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 60.8% 74.6% 64.1%  77.9% 57.6% 70.6%
2014       
2015       
2016       
2017       
Target 85.0% 85.0% 85.0% 85.0% 85.0% 85.0%

 

Figure 4: Proportion of Year 1-8 learners achieving at or above in national standards (2011-2012)


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 4,606 45,051 49,657 5,888 53,086 58,974 78.2% 84.9% 84.2%
2010 5,327 47,717 53,044 6,589 54,672 61,261 80.8% 87.3% 86.6%
2011 5,443 49,354 54,797 6,597 55,990 62,587 82.5% 88.1% 87.6%
2012 5,328 47,723 53,051 6,430 53,995 60,425 82.9% 88.4% 87.8%
2013 5,682  48,897 54,579 6,787 56,163 62,950 83.7%  87.1% 86.7%
2014          
2015          
2016          
2017          
Target        95.0%  95.0% 95.0%

 

Figure 5: Proportion of school leavers with NCEA level 1 literacy and numeracy requirements by ethnic group (2009-2012)


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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          
2015          
2016          
2017          
Target        85.0% 85.0% 85.0%

 

Figure 6: Proportion of 18 year olds with level 2 qualification, by ethnic group (2011-2012)


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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 1,363 23,234 24,597 5,888 53,086 58,974 23.1% 43.8% 41.7%
2010 1,736 24,809 26,545 6,589 54,672 61,261 26.3% 45.4% 43.3%
2011 1,970 26,838 28,808 6,597 55,990 62,587 29.9% 47.9% 46.0%
2012 2,166 27,291 29,457 6,430 53,995 60,425 33.7% 50.5% 48.7%
2013 2,464  28,363  30,827 6,787  56,163 62,950  36.3% 50.5% 49.0%
2014          
2015          
2016          
2017          
Target          0.0

 

Figure 7: Proportion of school leavers meeting university entrance standard by ethnic group (2009-2012)


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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  298  2,839 3,137 7.0 5.9 6.0
2009 556 4,198 4,754 306 2,838 3,143 7.8 6.4 6.5
2010 470 3,754 4,224 311 2,836 3,147 6.5 5.7 5.8
2011 391 3,356 3,747 315 2,802 3,117 5.3 5.1 5.2
2012 321 3,035 3,356 314 2,780 3,094 4.4 4.7 4.7
2013 308 2,774 3,082 311  2,771  3,082 4.3  4.3 4.3
2014          
2015          
2016          
2017          
Target        3.6 

 

Figure 8: Age standardised suspension rate per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2008-2012)


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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 1,364 104  993 1,097 2.9 2.1 2.1
2009 196 1,301 1,497 106  988 1,094 3.2 2.3 2.4
2010 179 1,241 1,420 107  984 1,091 2.9 2.2 2.2
2011 139 1,172 1,311 109  969 1,077 2.2 2.1 2.1
2012 121 996 1,117 108  960 1,068 1.9 1.8 1.8
2013 105 959 1,064 107 957  1,064  1.7  1.7  1.7
2014          
2015          
2016          
2017          
Target        1.3 

 

Figure 9: Age standardised exclusion rate per 1,000 students


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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 12.3 115.7 127.9 4.9 1.3 1.7
2009 43 147 190 13.2 119.9 133.1 4.5 1.7 2.0
2010 38 163 201 13.8 122.8 136.6 3.8 1.9 2.1
2011 33 128 161 13.8 123.6 137.4 3.3 1.4 1.6
2012 23 113 136 14.1 123.1 137.2 2.3 1.3 1.4
2013 26  113 137 14.2 122.8 137.0 2.5 1.3  1.4
2014          
2015          
2016          
2017          
Target         1.5 

 

Figure 10: Age standardised expulsion rate per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2008-2012)


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 Board 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       
2015       
2016       
2017       
Target       100.00

 

Figure 11: Proportion of schools with adequate Pasifika parent representation of board of trustees (2009-2013)


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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.

ERO National Report: Including Students with High Needs: Primary Schools (July 2013)

Schools that were mostly inclusive were warm and welcoming to students with high needs. School leaders were committed to creating an inclusive culture, where students with high needs were valued members of the school community. Students had well developed Individual Education Plans (IEPs) with specific and achievable social, cultural and academic goals. School staff and outside personnel were well coordinated to provide appropriate support.

 

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
Target (2014) 0% 20% 80%

 

Figure 12: Comparison of school inclusiveness practices (2010-2012)


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Tertiary participation rates

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. Pasifika Population: Projected Ethnic Population of New Zealand, by Age and Sex, 2006 (base) - 2026 Update Series 6
  2. Total Dataset: Projected Population of New Zealand by Age and Sex, 2009 (base) - 2061, Series 6M
  3. qual*=qualification.
Year Number of students enrolled in Level 4 or above qual* Estimated population
age 18-24 
Participation rate for
18-24 year-olds
Difference
Pasifika Non-Pasifika Pasifika Non-Pasifika Pasifika Non-Pasifika
2009 10,252 126,685 42,090 395,250 24.4% 32.1% 7.7%
2010 11,199 131,384 43,740 405,370 25.6% 32.4% 6.8%
2011 11,498 129,572 45,350 411,200 25.4% 31.5% 6.2%
2012 12,365 130,674 46,600 412,660 26.5% 31.7% 5.1%
2013  12,875 129,635  47,580 413,590 27.1% 31.3% 4.3%
2014        
2015        
2016        
2017        
Target        0.0

 

Figure 13: Proportion of population age 18-24 participating in Level 4 qualification or above (2009-2012)


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Tertiary first year retention rates

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
Notes:
  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.
  2. qual*=qualification.
First year
(after 1 year)
No of students enrolled in first year at level 4 or above No of students still enrolled (or completed qual*) after 1 year First-year retention rates at level 4 or above Difference
Pasifika Non-Pasifika Pasifika Non-Pasifika Pasifika Non-Pasifika
2006 (2007) 5,340 83,639 7,634 115,962 70.0% 72.1% 2.2%
2007 (2008) 5,880 84,622 8,512 115,926 69.1% 73.0% 3.9%
2008 (2009) 6,240 81,230 8,668 108,511 72.0% 74.9% 2.9%
2009 (2010) 7,627 88,685 10,147 115,442 75.2% 76.8% 1.7%
2010 (2011) 7,550 84,703 10,282 113,370 73.4% 74.7% 1.3%
2011 (2012)  7,817  80,489  10,108  101,932 77.3% 79.0%  1.6%
2012 (2013) 8,151  80,358  10,450  100,710  78.0% 79.8% 1.8%
2013 (2014)        
2014 (2015)        
2015 (2016)        
2016 (2017)        
Target        0.0

 

Figure 14: Retention rates at level four and above after one year (2006-2012)


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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
started their qualification
Five year completion rates
Pasifika Non-Pasifika Pasifika Non-Pasifika Pasifika Non-Pasifika Difference
2004 (2008) 2,684 40,572 4,496 57,246 59.7% 70.9% 11.2%
2005 (2009) 2,735 42,407 4,615 58,462 59.3% 72.5% 13.3%
2006 (2010) 2,444 37,459 4,136 50,946 59.1% 73.5% 14.4%
2007 (2011) 2,736 39,984 4,539 51,916 60.3% 75.1% 14.8%
2008 (2012) 3,037  39,692  4,751  51,954  63.9%  76.4%  12.5%
2009 (2013) 4,242  45,504  6,215  59,527  68.3%  76.4%  8.2%
2010 (2014)        
2011 (2015)        
2012 (2016)        
2013 (2017)        0.0
Target      

 

Figure 15: Tertiary five year completion rates


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