ECE Participation Data Services
This is the main index page for prior participation in early childhood education. From here you can access prior participation data and publications and analysis based on the data.
Key Findings, Data, Statistics and Publications
Prior participation data are publicly available on Education Counts. Data can be accessed via the following links:
Data are generally made available as simple spreadsheets, but, interactive dashboards may be available and /or pivot tables to allow bespoke tables to be created by users.
Established measures used to determine how well a result has been achieved in a particluar area of interest. For example, the rate of formal school qualifications helps quantify whether students are succeeding at school.
Find a School
An online tool where you can search for a particular school in New Zealand and find its profile, including contact details. You can also access student population, student engagement and student achievement data for the school.
- Find a School[webpage]
Know Your Region
An online tool where you can find education data for different regions or territorial authority. Using this tool you can access data on student population, student engagement, student achievement.
- Know Your Region home page[webpage]
Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako
An online tool where you can search for a particular Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako and find its provile,indlucing contact details, as well as data on the student population, student engagement and student achievement.
- Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako[webpage]
Significant monitoring publications are produced each year. These tend to focus on specific education sector, priority population group, and/or an education strategy related tyo one of these sectors or groups. Key measures such as school funding are used in these publications.
Why is the Ministry collecting this data
Early childhood education prior participation data are core information required for monitoring the performance of the schooling sector. The Ministry uses school leaver data:
- to help understand new entrants to schooling
- to monitor the results of the New Zealand education system
- to support policy analysis
- for national and international reporting.
Prior participation in early childhood education data are also used for general research and statistics, in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020. This may include linking prior participation data with other student data, for example, for research on the correlation between ECE attendance and achievement. Care is taken that no individual can ever be identified from published analysis.
Data on prior participation show how many children have regularly attended early childhood education (ECE) in the last six months prior to starting school.
The Data Source
This is collected by schools and entered into the Ministry of Education's ENROL system, a national register of student enrolments. ENROL lets a school update enrolments as students enrol, change schools or leave teh school system. All schools must use ENROL.
Other ECE participation measures
A new early childhood education participation measure has been developed. Called the participation intensity measure this adds a length of time (number of hours) threshold to the early childhood attendance.
- Participation Intensity Measure[webpage]