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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.

Visit: Evaluation of Te Kotahitanga Phase 5 (2010-2012) Best Evidence Synthesis (BES) Programme

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  • State of Education in New Zealand

    This is the home page for the annual State of Education in New Zealand publication series. This report presents a picture of New Zealand’s education system with indicators on participation, achievement, effective teaching, labour market outcomes and resourcing across the early childhood, schooling and tertiary sectors. This report has been superseded by the Education Sector Indicators.

    Author(s): Strategy and System Performance, Ministry of Education

    Date Published: 2006-2008

  • Ki te Aotūroa: Improving inservice teacher educator learning and practice

    INSTEP is a uniquely New Zealand research project on the practice and learning of inservice teacher educators.

    These learning materials have been developed as a part of INSTEP and are a legacy of the research and development programme.

    Author(s): Learning Media Limited for the Ministry of Education

    Date Published: December 2008

  • PISA 2006: School context of science achievement: How ready are our 15-year-olds for tomorrow's world?

    This report examines the school context in which the science learning of 15-year-old students takes place. The findings presented come from the administration of PISA 2006, where the main subject of interest was science.

    Author(s): Robyn Caygill & Saila Sok [Ministry of Education]

    Date Published: September 2008

  • PISA 2006: Student attitudes to and engagement with science: How ready are our 15-year-olds for tomorrow's world?

    This report examines the attitudes of 15-year-old students to science, along with a measure of their engagement with science.

    Author(s): Robyn Caygill [Ministry of Education]

    Date Published: September 2008

  • New Zealand Schools: Ngā Kura o Aotearoa

    New Zealand Schools: Ngā Kura o Aotearoa, also known as the Schools Sector Report, is the annual report of the Minister of Education on the compulsory schools sector in New Zealand. The reports provide information on how well the schools sector is performing

    The reports open with a broad survey of student achievement outcomes, drawing together and summarising the latest information. They assesses the extent to which outcomes have improved and areas in which progress is still required.

    This is followed by consideration of key issues such as: schools' engagement of their students, their families and communities; quality teaching; and quality schools (which incorporates matters of governance, leadership, resourcing and financial performance).

    Author(s): Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: Annually

  • A Study of Students’ Transition from Primary to Secondary Schooling

    This brochure provides an outline of the study, a summary of some key findings and implications, and a brief description of the reports on the study, including a third report due later this year.

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

    Date Published: September 2008

  • PISA 2006: Mathematical Literacy - How ready are our 15-year-olds for tomorrow's world?

    This report describes New Zealand’s results for mathematical literacy in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2006, which covers 57 countries. It expands on information already released in international and national reports in December 2007. In 2006, mathematical literacy was a minor focus in PISA. This report also includes information on New Zealand results from 2003.

    Author(s): Robyn Caygill, Nicola Marshall & Steve May [Ministry of Education]

    Date Published: September 2008

  • PISA 2006: Reading Literacy - How ready are our 15-year-olds for tomorrow’s world?

    This report describes New Zealand's results for reading literacy in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2006, which covers 57 countries. It expands on information already released in international and national reports in December 2007. In 2006, reading literacy was a minor focus in PISA. This report also includes information on New Zealand results from 2000 and 2003.

    Author(s): Nicola Marshall, Robyn Caygill & Steve May

    Date Published: September 2008

  • The Case of Emily: A Focus on Students as they Transition from Primary to Secondary Schooling

    This is one of three reports on a study which followed a diverse group of New Zealand students as they made the transition from primary to secondary schooling, progressed through Year 9 and on in to Year 10.

    Author(s): Shelley Kennedy and Sharon Cox, Research, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: September 2008

  • Students’ Achievement as they Transition from Primary to Secondary Schooling

    This is one of three reports on a study which followed a diverse group of New Zealand students as they made the transition from primary to secondary schooling, progressed through Year 9 and on in to Year 10.

    Author(s): Sharon Cox and Shelley Kennedy, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: September 2008

  • An Evaluation of the CAS Pilot Project 2006-2007

    This is the final report on the findings of the CAS project.

    Author(s): Alex Neill & Teresa Maguire from New Zealand Council for Educational Research. Report prepared for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: August 2008

  • National Education Findings of Assess to Learn (AtoL) Report

    This report describes the impact that the Ministry of Education’s professional development Assess to Learn Project has had on teachers, students and schools in New Zealand.

    Author(s): Dr Jenny Poskitt (Massey University) & Kerry Taylor (Education Group Limited).

    Date Published: July 2008

  • Successful Home-School Partnerships

    The purpose of this research project is to improve understanding of the key elements of successful home–school partnerships, and how these partnerships operate in different school settings. The project has two parts—a review of evidence, and an empirical research component. Both parts of the project are reported on here.

    Author(s): Ally Bull, Keren Brooking & Renee Campbell

    Date Published: June 2008

  • Information and Communication Technologies Professional Development (ICTPD) School Clusters Programme

    This page provides evaluations of the Information and Communication Technologies Professional Development (ICTPD) teacher professional development initiative. The ICTPD School Cluster programmes in New Zealand are aimed at increasing teachers’ ICT skills and pedagogical understandings of ICTs, at increasing the use of ICTs for professional and administrative tasks in schools, and at increasing the frequency and quality of the use of ICTs in schools to support effective classroom teaching and learning.

    Author(s): Various

    Date Published: Various

  • Te Rau Awhina: Good practice examples of Māori and Pasifika Private Training Establishments

    This study was designed to investigate the practices of nominated Māori and Pasifika Private Training Establishments (PTEs) in relation to teaching & learning, and programme design & development. It also investigated for what reasons the nominated Māori and Pasifika PTEs used the strategies they did to develop teaching and learning. It asked what cultural elements were interwoven into their practices, and finally, to what extent the practices of the nominated PTEs compared with those considered in the literature to be indicators of good practice.

    Author(s): Dr Jane Marshall, Kathryn Baldwin and Dr Roger Peach, Research and Knowedge Services, New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

    Date Published: June 2008

    Category: Māori-medium

  • How does achievement at school affect achievement in tertiary education?

    This report explores the relationship between academic achievement at secondary school and first-year achievement in tertiary education. The analysis uses a measure known as 'expected percentile' and school qualification to explain the performance of school leavers in their first year in tertiary education.

    This report provides a complement to the report Post-school choices, which explores the link between school achievement and choices around participation in tertiary education.

    Author(s): David Scott, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: May 2008

  • Post-school choices: How well does academic achievement predict the tertiary education choices of school leavers?

    This report examines the association between academic achievement at secondary school and participation in the various types of tertiary education. This new research supports the government's goal of improving outcomes for young people.

    It provides a complement to the report How does achievement at school affect achievement in tertiary education?, which explores the relationship between academic achievement at secondary school and first-year achievement in tertiary education.

    Author(s): Scott Ussher, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: May 2008

  • NCEA Fact Sheets

    This page provides access to Ministry of Education reports derived from NCEA results.

    Author(s): Various

    Date Published: Various

  • Advanced trade, technical and professional qualifications: identifying demand

    Demand for people in the workplace with advanced skills is increasing. Having more people with advanced qualifications is one part of the solution. This report finds that the areas of study where there is high unmet demand for advanced qualifications include information technology, engineering, building and health.

    This is report is the first in a series of three reports looking at the supply of and demand for advanced trade, technical and professional qualifications. See the "Where to Find Out More" inset box for links to the first two reports in the series.

    Author(s): David Earle, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: May 2008

  • Students' transition between school and tertiary education: 2nd edition

    The purpose of this document is to report on recent trends in school leavers’ transition between school and tertiary education.

    Author(s): Marian Loader and Jacinta Dalgety, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: April 2008

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