Where to find research:

Online Publications
Reports available here on Education Counts electronically.

Research Record
(Rangahau Matauranga) - Research Division's current projects and list of published research reports.

Study Awards in Māori and Pasifika Education

Information for Contractors:

A report template has been developed for contract researchers to use when reporting their research findings.

Contact Us

If you have any questions relating to Research Projects or wish to request a Research Publication please contact:

Research Division
Ministry of Education
P O Box 1666, Thorndon,
Wellington 6014
New Zealand

Phone: +64 4-463 8299
Fax:      +64 4-463 8312
Email:   Research Mailbox

Research Record

This is where you can access information about research and evaluation work undertaken and commissioned by the Research Division of the Ministry of Education. Also available is a list of current and old publications.


This is the home page for the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL), and its predecessor IALS (International Adult Literacy Survey).


This is the home page for the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS).


This project aims to obtain a broad picture of the achievement and other educational outcomes of representative samples of students in New Zealand schools at Years 4 and 8. Each year, over a four-year period, different areas related to the curriculum are assessed.


This is the home page for the ISAS or PIAAC Survey. See below for information about ISAS/PIAAC or follow one of the links to view information about adult skills.


The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is an educational research study on children’s reading literacy achievement conducted in countries around the world.


The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international study that assesses three key areas of knowledge and skills: reading literacy, mathematical literacy and science literacy in 15-year-old students.

Student Outcome Information Kits (SOIK)

The Student Achievement in New Zealand information kit describes student achievement in reading, writing and mathematics and He Kete Raraunga describes student achievement in pānui, tuhituhi and pāngarau.

Study Awards in Māori and Pasifika Education Research 2014

The aim of these awards is to assist emerging education researchers to complete research-based postgraduate study in Māori and Pasifika Education.


The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is an educational research study on student achievement in mathematics and science around the world.

The Research Division

Information about the Ministry of Education's Research Division.

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