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Evaluation of Te Kotahitanga Phase 5 (2010-2012)

It has implications for policy makers, teachers, middle and senior leaders, principals, providers of professional learning, communities, Boards of Trustees, Ministry of Education staff and other government agencies.

"[An] excellent report", "as New Zealand moves forward with Ka Hikitia, I would hope that ... the data reported in Effectiveness of Te Kotahitanga Phase 5, 2010-12 will be considered  carefully" - Quality Assurance by Christine Sleeter, California State University.

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  • 2014 Annual Evaluation Report for the Teach First NZ programme pilot

    Delivered in partnership with the University of Auckland

    This report is the second annual evaluation report for the Teach First NZ pilot programme. The first report focused on the programme’s first year, Cohort 13. This second report focuses on Year 2 for Cohort 13 and Year 1 for Cohort 14.

    Author(s): Jenny Whatman, Jo MacDonald and Liesje Stevens, New Zealand Council of Education Research. Report for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: September 2015

  • Attendance in New Zealand Schools

    This is the home page for the Attendance and Absence in New Zealand Schools publication series. These reports document the surveys of state and state integrated schools designed to capture student attendance and absence over one week.

    Author(s): Various

    Date Published: Various

  • Evaluation of Te Kotahitanga Phase 5 (2010-2012)

    This report analyses the impact of Te Kotahitanga Phase 5 on Māori student achievement and wellbeing and explores the design and implementation features that enabled such accelerated improvement.

    It has implications for policy makers, teachers, middle and senior leaders, principals, providers of professional learning, communities, Boards of Trustees, Ministry of Education staff and other government agencies.

    "[An] excellent  report", "as New Zealand moves forward with Ka Hikitia, I would hope that ... the data reported in Effectiveness of Te Kotahitanga Phase 5, 2010-12 will be considered  carefully" - Quality Assurance by Christine Sleeter, California State University.

    Author(s): Adrienne Alton-Lee, PhD, Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis (BES) Programme, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: August 2015

  • Insights for Teachers: A profile of teachers who teach Year 7-10 students and their principals

    In this 'Insights for Teachers' we report on the first New Zealand findings from the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS).

    TALIS asks teachers who teach students in any of Years 7, 8, 9 or 10, and their principals, about the conditions that contribute to their learning environments: their work, their schools and their classrooms.

    Author(s): Chris Cockerill, Debra Taylor and Nicola Marshall, Evidence, Data and Knowledge, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: July 2015

  • Insights for Teachers: New Zealand student self-belief and confidence, and implications for achievement

    Findings and implications from PISA for teaching and learning mathematics.

    Author(s): Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: May 2015

  • PISA 2012: Series on the Learning Environment Volume I: Opportunities to learn maths

    In this report factors relating to opportunities students have to learn different mathematical concepts are brought together to provide a picture of the learning environment and how it relates to maths achievement in the PISA 2012 assessment. First of all, student contact with maths is examined through factors such as time spent learning maths, and whether additional maths classes and extra-curricular maths activities are offered at school. Next, student self-reports of familiarity with 13 mathematical content areas are presented. Finally, information is provided of the relative opportunities that New Zealand students have to learn formal maths problems.

    Author(s): Michelle Lamy with Steve May, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: November 2014

  • PISA 2012: Series on the Learning Environment Volume II: Delivery of Maths

    In this report, how mathematical content is delivered in classrooms is examined. First, some information on maths teaching staff is presented, including teacher qualifications, participation in professional development with a focus on maths, maths teacher-student ratio, and principals’ reports of teacher shortage and how that relates to maths achievement. Secondly, principals’ reports of lack in physical infrastructure and educational resources in their school are examined. Thirdly, principals’ reports of teacher factors that can hinder student learning are presented. Next, students’ reports of teacher-student relationships at school and four teaching practices in maths lessons (cognitive activation, student-orientation, teacher-directed instruction, and formative assessment ) are explored. Finally, this volume examines school principals’ reports of ability grouping practices within and between maths classes.

    Author(s): Michelle Lamy with Steve May, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: November 2014

  • PISA 2012: Series on the Learning Environment Volume III: Student Behaviour

    In this report student behaviour, behaviour demonstrated by 15-year-olds that hinders learning, is put under scrutiny. Students' reports of the disciplinary climate in maths lessons are presented together with principals' reports of student factors that hindered learning at school, and how they relate to maths achievement. Finally student self reported measures of arriving late for school, and skipping class or a day of school are examined.

    Author(s): Michelle Lamy with Steve May, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: November 2014

  • How does New Zealand's education system compare? OECD's Education at a Glance 2014

    This report "How does New Zealand's education system compare?" draws on the New Zealand results in OECD's Education at a Glance 2014 and summarises the characteristics and performance of New Zealand's education system in an international context. This year's report mostly relates to education in 2012.

    Author(s): David Scott, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: November 2014

  • Monitoring Teacher Supply

    This is the home page for the Monitoring Teacher Supply publication series.

    Since 1997 the Research Division of the Ministry of Education has undertaken a Teacher Vacancy Survey of all state and state integrated schools at the beginning of each school year to monitor the staffing situation in New Zealand schools. The last survey was undertaken in 2014. This short survey provides the Ministry with a snapshot of the number of entitlement staffing vacancies and re-advertised vacancies in schools at the start of Term 1, and for secondary schools, in what subject areas pressure points are occurring. The survey also collects information about the number of overseas-trained and beginning teachers employed by schools and enables the Ministry of Education to monitor teacher supply and demand.

    Author(s): Various

    Date Published: November 2014

  • TELA Laptops Scheme school survey 2013

    This report outlines the results of the TELA Laptops Scheme School Survey for 2013. This survey was conducted in order to determine whether the current products offered by the TELA Scheme are meeting user needs and to examine the quality of support services schools receive from Telecom Rental.

    Author(s): Emanuel Kalafatelis, Katrina Magill and Hayley Stirling, Research New Zealand. Report prepared for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: July 2014

  • International capabilities: A summary report for schools

    This a summary report for schools, drawn from research and analysis by the Ministry of Education and an explorative study completed by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research into international capabilities for students in New Zealand schools.

    Author(s): International Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: July 2014

  • Measuring New Zealand students' international capabilities: An exploratory study

    This exploratory study considers the feasibility of measuring New Zealand senior secondary (Years 12/13) students' "international capabilities". Building on background work undertaken by the Ministry's International Division, the methodology had three components. Analysis of New Zealand and international literature pertinent to assessment of international capabilities was undertaken. Small-group workshops were conducted with 13 secondary school staff, 21 senior secondary students, and 10 professionals with relevant expertise and perspectives about expression of international capabilities in post-school life. The third component was a visit to the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to discuss similar assessment challenges in their work.

    Author(s): Rachel Bolstad, Rosemary Hipkins and Liesje Stevens, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

    Date Published: July 2014

  • PISA 2012: New Zealand financial literacy report

    The results of PISA 2012 were released internationally in December 2013, and New Zealand students’ achievement declined in all three domains of the study – mathematics, reading and science.

    The OECD international release of financial literacy results is scheduled for the 9th July 2014. To coincide with this release, the Ministry has undertaken an in-depth analysis of financial literacy in New Zealand.

    This report looks at New Zealand achievement in an international context, the relationship between financial literacy and student background such as gender, ethnicity, immigrant status, language spoken at home, and economic, social and cultural status, as well as students’ own experience with money.

    Author(s): Lynne Whitney, Steve May and Michelle Lamy, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: July 2014

  • 2013 Annual Evaluation Report for the Teach First NZ programme pilot

    Delivered in partnership with the University of Auckland

    This evaluation’s main purpose is to understand how well the programme has been implemented and to what extent it has achieved its objectives. The key evaluation questions are:

    1. How well (effectively and efficiently) has the programme been implemented?
    2. To what extent has the programme achieved its overall outcomes and objectives?

    To answer the evaluation questions the evaluators developed a set of evaluation criteria in consultation with the Ministry and the Teach First NZ partnership. Our key findings are provided for each of the evaluation questions in relation to these criteria.

    Author(s): Jenny Whatman, Marie Cameron, Liesje Stevens and Lorraine Spiller, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

    Date Published: June 2014

  • Annual Monitoring of Reading Recovery

    This is the home page for the Annual Monitoring of Reading Recovery publication series. Reading Recovery is an early literacy intervention designed to achieve two outcomes:

    1. to accelerate the reading and writing progress of students who have not made expected progress in learning to read and write after one year at school
    2. to identify the small number of students who will need further, ongoing literacy support.

    As part of the continuing evaluation of the implementation of Reading Recovery, schools with Reading Recovery are asked to provide information for the Ministry of Education on an annual basis. This information is used to examine trends in the delivery of Reading Recovery and the progress of students, and to assist the Ministry in developing policies regarding literacy.

    Author(s): Various

    Date Published: Various

  • PISA 2012: Top line results for New Zealand

    Mathematical literacy was the major focus in PISA 2012 and reading and scientific literacy the minor focuses. Financial literacy was also assessed and we will not know the results until 2014.

    Author(s): Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: December 2013

  • PISA 2012: New Zealand Summary Report

    This summary report provides an overview of New Zealand results for mathematics, reading and science in an international context. In addition this report looks at the overall trends in New Zealand achievement for each of these subjects as well as for priority learners (Māori, Pasifika and low socio-economic students).

    Author(s): Steve May, Saila Cowles and Michelle Lamy, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: December 2013

  • PISA 2009: Pasifika Students Reading Workbook

    This workbook examines key findings about the reading performance of New Zealand's Pasifika 15-year-olds from the Programme for International Student Assessment 2009 (PISA 2009) and explores their implications. In New Zealand, PISA was administered in English only. The purpose of this document is to encourage school leaders, teachers, families and communities to act on the evidence. Reflective questions based on the PISA reading findings are posed and The Pasifika Education Plan and a number of resources are referenced.

    Author(s): Maree Telford and Ruth Tuomu'a, Research, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: November 2013

  • PISA 2009: Māori Students Reading Workbook

    This workbook provides some key findings about our Māori 15-year-olds who are in English learning settings (PISA was not administered in te reo Māori) based on the Programme for International Student Assessment 2009 (PISA 2009). To support school leaders and teachers of Māori students to act on the evidence, reflective questions are posed and Ka Hikitia and a number of resources that relate to the PISA reading findings are referenced.

    Author(s): Maree Telford and Lynette Bradnam, Research, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: November 2013

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