Progress against Pasifika Education Plan targets

Summary

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
Table NoIndicator NameLatest Year
of Data
Next update due (approx)
Early Childhood Education
1School Preparedness: participation in ECE prior to starting school2013Nov-2014

Early intervention accessUnder Development
2Number of Pasifika ECE language services2013Feb-2015
3 & 4ERO service reviews2013Jan-2015
Compulsory Schooling
5National standards2013Jul-2015
6NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy2013Jul-2015
7Number of 18 year olds with NCEA level 2 or equivelent2013Jul-2015
8School leavers with university entrance standard2013Jul-2015
9Suspensions2013Jul-2015
10Exculsions2012Jul-2015
11Expulsions2013Jul-2015
12Pasifika representation on board of trustees2013Jan-2015
13ERO service reviews2012Jan-2015
Tertiary Education
14Participation rates at level four and above2013Jul-2015
15First year retention rates at level four and aboveYS 2012 (YE 2013)Jul-2015
16Five Year Completion RatesYS 2009 (YE 2013)Jul-2015

Prior participation in early childhood education services of children starting school

Pasifika Education Plan TargetThe 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 JuneProportion of children starting school who participated in ECENumber of children starting school who participated in ECE
Pasifikanon-PasifikaTotalPasifikanon-PasifikaTotal
201085.995.694.46,03447,36553,399
201186.295.994.66,31648,66854,984
201286.796.295.06,52749,59456,121
201388.696.795.76,91651,65858,574
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Target98.0



 

Figure 1: Percentage of Year 1 Pasifika children who participated in Early Childhood Education prior to starting school (2010-2012)

Language and culture in Pasifika early childhood education language services

Pasifika Education Plan TargetIncrease 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
YearServices teaching in a Pasifika language or culture over 50% of the timeNumber of Pasifika enrolments in Services teaching in a Pasifika language over 50% of the time 
Number% of all ECE servicesNumber% of all Pasifika enrolments
2009882.3%2,46422.9%
2010912.3%2,57922.1%
2011972.4%2,66821.4%
2012922.3%2,61420.0%
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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)NumberProportion
Highly reflective 6617.1%
Mostly reflective20954.0%
Minimally reflective 9324.0%
Not reflective 194.9%
Total387100%

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)NumberProportion
Very responsive practices2311%
Some responsive practices5827%
Few or no responsive practices8138%
Did not know how to promote success5124%
Total services (excl. not applicable)213100%
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 TargetEighty-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
YearMathematicsReadingWriting
PasifikaAll StudentsPasifikaAll StudentsPasifikaAll Students
201156.7%72.2%59.0%76.2%53.8%68.0%
201259.6%73.6%62.9%77.5%57.1%70.2%
201360.8%74.6%64.1% 77.9%57.6%70.6%
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Target85.0%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 TargetThe 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
YearNo of school leavers with NCEA level 1 literacy & numeracyNo of school leavers% of school leavers with NCEA level 1 literacy & numeracy
PasifikaNon-PasifikaTotalPasifikaNon-PasifikaTotalPasifikaNon-PasifikaTotal
20094,60645,05149,6575,88853,08658,97478.2%84.9%84.2%
20105,32747,71753,0446,58954,67261,26180.8%87.3%86.6%
20115,44349,35454,7976,59755,99062,58782.5%88.1%87.6%
20125,32847,72353,0516,43053,99560,42582.9%88.4%87.8%
20135,682 48,89754,5796,78756,16362,95083.7% 87.1%86.7%
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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)pep5

Eighteen year olds with NCEA Level 2 or equivalent

Pasifika Education Plan Target85% 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
YearNo of 18 year olds with NCEA level 2 or equivalentNo of 18 year olds% of 18 year olds with NCEA level 2 or equivalent
PasifikaNon-PasifikaTotalPasifikaNon-PasifikaTotalPasifikaNon-PasifikaTotal
20114,45743,72248,1796,80358,05764,86065.5%75.3%74.3%
20124,59144,32648,9176,74156,58763,32868.1%78.3%77.2%
20134,90544,85849,7636,86656,43563,30171.4% 79.5%78.6%
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85.0%  85.0% 85.0%

Figure 6: Proportion of 18 year olds with level 2 qualification, by ethnic group (2011-2012)pep6

School leavers with a university entrance standard

Pasifika Education Plan TargetThe 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
YearNo of school leavers with a university standardNo of school leavers% of school leavers with a university standard
PasifikaNon-PasifikaTotalPasifikaNon-PasifikaTotalPasifikaNon-PasifikaDifference
20091,36323,23424,5975,88853,08658,97423.1%43.8%41.7%
20101,73624,80926,5456,58954,67261,26126.3%45.4%43.3%
20111,97026,83828,8086,59755,99062,58729.9%47.9%46.0%
20122,16627,29129,4576,43053,99560,42533.7%50.5%48.7%
20132,464 28,363 30,8276,787 56,16362,950 36.3%50.5%49.0%
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Target







0.0

Figure 7: Proportion of school leavers meeting university entrance standard by ethnic group (2009-2012)pep7

Pasifika suspensions

Pasifika Education Plan TargetThe 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
YearNo of suspensionsNo of expected suspensions  Rate per 1000 students
(Age Standardised)
PasifikaNon-PasifikaTotalPasifikaNon-PasifikaTotalPasifikaNon-PasifikaTotal
20084873,887 4,374  298  2,839 3,137 7.05.96.0
20095564,198 4,754 306  2,838 3,143 7.86.46.5
20104703,754 4,224 311  2,836 3,147 6.55.75.8
20113913,356 3,747 315  2,802 3,117 5.35.15.2
20123213,035 3,356 314  2,780 3,094 4.44.74.7
20133082,7743,082311 2,771 3,0824.3 4.34.3
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3.6 

Figure 8: Age standardised suspension rate per 1,000 students, by ethnic group (2008-2012)pep8

Pasifika exclusions

Pasifika Education Plan TargetThe 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
YearNumber of exclusionsNumber of expected exclusions  Rate per 1000 students
(Age Standardised)
PasifikaNon-PasifikaTotalPasifikaNon-PasifikaTotalPasifikaNon-PasifikaTotal
2008 173 1,191 1,364 104  993 1,0972.92.12.1
2009 196 1,301 1,497 106  988 1,094 3.22.32.4
2010 179 1,241 1,420 107  984 1,091 2.92.22.2
2011 139 1,172 1,311 109  969 1,077 2.22.12.1
2012 121 996 1,117 108  960 1,068 1.91.81.8
20131059591,064107957 1,064 1.7 1.7 1.7
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1.3

Figure 9: Age standardised exclusion rate per 1,000 studentspep9

Pasifika expulsions

Pasifika Education Plan TargetThe 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
YearNumber of expulsionsNumber of expected expulsionsRate per 1000 students
(Age Standardised)
PasifikaNon-PasifikaTotalPasifikaNon-PasifikaTotalPasifikaNon-PasifikaTotal
20084311115412.3115.7127.94.91.31.7
20094314719013.2119.9133.14.51.72.0
20103816320113.8122.8136.63.81.92.1
20113312816113.8123.6137.43.31.41.6
20122311313614.1123.1137.22.31.31.4
201326 11313714.2122.8137.02.51.3 1.4
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 1.5

Note:
  1. Excludes correspondence school.

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
YearNo of schools which have adequate representation*% of schools which have adequate representation
Excluded schoolsNoYesTotal (Included)NoYes
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%
20131,954 285 184 469 60.8% 39.2%
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100.00
Note:
  1. *Only schools with sufficient number of Pasifika students to expect at least one Pasifika parent representative on the board are included.

Figure 11: Proportion of schools with adequate Pasifika parent representation of board of trustees (2009-2013)pep11

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
YearPercentage of schools demonstrating inclusive practicesSample size
(No of schools)
Few inclusive practices Some inclusive practicesMostly inclusive  practices
201020%30%50%229*
20127%16%77%81
Target (2014)0%20%80%
Note:
  1. *2010 sample included 30 secondary schools and 199 primary schools.

Figure 12: Comparison of school inclusiveness practices (2010-2012)pep12

Tertiary participation rates

Pasifika Education Plan TargetProportion 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
YearNumber of students enrolled in Level 4 or above qual*Estimated population
age 18-24 
Participation rate for
18-24 year-olds
Difference
 PasifikaNon-PasifikaPasifikaNon-PasifikaPasifikaNon-Pasifika
200910,252126,685 42,090 395,25024.4%32.1%7.7%
201011,199131,384 43,740 405,37025.6%32.4%6.8%
201111,498129,572 45,350 411,20025.4%31.5%6.2%
201212,365130,674 46,600 412,66026.5%31.7%5.1%
2013 12,875129,635 47,580413,59027.1%31.3%4.3%
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0.0
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.

Figure 13: Proportion of population age 18-24 participating in Level 4 qualification or above (2009-2012)pep13

Tertiary first year retention rates

Pasifika Education Plan TargetFirst 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
First year
(after 1 year)
No of students enrolled in first year at level 4 or aboveNo of students still enrolled (or completed qual*) after 1 yearFirst-year retention rates at level 4 or aboveDifference
Pasifika Non-PasifikaPasifikaNon-PasifikaPasifikaNon-Pasifika
2006 (2007)5,34083,6397,634115,96270.0%72.1%2.2%
2007 (2008)5,88084,6228,512115,92669.1%73.0%3.9%
2008 (2009)6,24081,2308,668108,51172.0%74.9%2.9%
2009 (2010)7,62788,68510,147115,44275.2%76.8%1.7%
2010 (2011)7,55084,70310,282113,37073.4%74.7%1.3%
2011 (2012) 7,817 80,489 10,108 101,93277.3%79.0% 1.6%
2012 (2013)8,151 80,358 10,450 100,710 78.0%79.8%1.8%
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0.0
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.

Figure 14: Retention rates at level four and above after one year (2006-2010)pep14

Tertiary 5 year completion rates

Pasifika Education Plan TargetThe 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 qual*No of full-time students who started their qualificationFive year completion rates
PasifikaNon-PasifikaPasifikaNon-PasifikaPasifikaNon-PasifikaDifference
2004 (2008)2,68440,5724,49657,24659.7%70.9%11.2%
2005 (2009)2,73542,4074,61558,46259.3%72.5%13.3%
2006 (2010)2,44437,4594,13650,94659.1%73.5%14.4%
2007 (2011)2,73639,9844,53951,91660.3%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%
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0.0
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Note:
  1. qual*=qualification.

Figure 15: Tertiary five year completion rates


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