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

    This document provides a summary of the results from New Zealand’s participation in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2006. This assessment involved almost 5,000 New Zealand 15 year-old students, looking at their performance in science literacy (main focus), and reading and mathematics literacy (both minor focus areas). It was administered in New Zealand in July and August 2006.

    Author(s): Maree Telford and Robyn Caygill

    Date Published: December 2007

  • Boys’ Achievement: A Synthesis of the Data

    The focus of this report is on boys’ participation, engagement and achievement at different levels of education.

    Author(s): Learning Policy Frameworks, Ministry of Education

    Date Published: December 2007

  • Tertiary education choices of school leavers

    The purpose of this report is to build an understanding of how school leavers are transitioning into tertiary education. The report examines the transitions of 2004 school leavers into tertiary education by a variety of personal, schooling and tertiary education characteristics and seeks to show where differences exist.

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

    Date Published: November 2007

  • Evaluation of the Home-School Partnership: Literacy Programme

    This report provides an evaluation of the home-school partnership: literacy programme carried out in 2006–7 by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) for the Ministry of Education (MOE).

    Author(s): Dr Keren Brooking and Josie Roberts, New Zealand Council for Educational Research. Report prepared for the Ministry of Eductaion.

    Date Published: October 2007

  • From Targeting Problems to Tailoring Potential: The Wairoa West Cluster Schools Success Strategy

    This report summarises the changes in schooling practice in a group of remote rural schools, with a combined roll of approximately 120 students constituting the Wairoa West Cluster, as the result of the short term appointment of a Schools’ Director.

    Author(s): Dr R. Gorinski & C. Fraser

    Date Published: October 2007


    Category: English Medium

  • A Study of In-school Facilitation in Two Teacher Professional Development Programmes

    This report evaluates the in-school facilitation component of two projects, Te Kauhua and Te Kotahitanga.

    Author(s): Rawiri Hindle, Meri Marshall, Joanna Higgins and Sandi Tait-McCutcheon

    Date Published: October 2007




    Category: English Medium

  • Quarterly Migration Reports

    Published quarterly, this series of reports gives an update of actual external migration statistics for children based on data provided by Statistics New Zealand. The reports comment on the emerging trends in migration and the potential impact on schools.

    Author(s): Education Information and Analysis, Ministry of Education

    Date Published: Quarterly

  • Evaluations of the 2006 Secondary Numeracy Project

    This report presents the research undertaken alongside the SNP in the second year of its implementation.

    Author(s): Kevin Hannah

    Date Published: 2007

  • Findings from the New Zealand Numeracy Development Projects 2006

    Findings from the New Zealand Numeracy Development Projects in 2006 were released by Minister of Education Steve Maharey at St Brigid’s School in Wellington on Thursday 19 July 2007.

    Author(s): Derek Holton

    Date Published: 2007

  • The Continuing contribution of early childhood education to young people's competency levels

    Cover page to the Competent Learners at 16 Summary Report

    This summary reports the key findings about the associations between early childhood education experience and young people’s competency levels at age 16

    Author(s): Cathy Wylie and Edith Hodgen, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

    Date Published: August 2007

  • Longitudinal Research on NCEA and Student Motivation

    The Longitudinal Research on the Relationship between the NCEA and Student Motivation and Achievement was funded by a Ministry of Education research contract awarded to researchers at Victoria University.

    Author(s): Luanna Meyer, Kirsty Weir, John McClure, Frank Walkey & Lynanne McKenzie

    Date Published: 15 July 2007

  • Review of the Specialist Classroom Teacher Pilot Full Report (2006)

    This review was undertaken alongside the implementation of the Specialist Classroom Teacher scheme, in state and integrated secondary schools across NZ, in 2006. This is the Full Report page, the Summary Report page is found here.

    Author(s): Lorrae Ward

    Date Published: 6 July 2007

  • School Staffing Improvements: Evaluation of the impact of additional teaching staff provided through the School Staffing Review

    This evaluation was carried out by the Education Review Office under contract to the Ministry of Education in 2004.

    Author(s): Education Review Office

    Date Published: July 2007

  • Instructed second language acquisition: A literature review

    The purpose of this literature review is to examine theory and research that has addressed what constitutes effective pedagogy for the acquisition of a second language (L2) in a classroom context. In other words, the review seeks to answer the question: How can instruction best ensure successful language learning?

    Author(s): Professor R. Ellis, Auckland Uniservices Limited. Report for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: 2005

  • Student Engagement

    These reports provide analysis of stand-downs, suspensions, exclusions, expulsions, and early leaving exemptions for students enrolled in state or state-integrated schools.

    These reports are based on the Ministry's Stand-down and Suspension database, which was developed in July 1999, after the introduction of the Education (Suspension) Rules 1999. Since those regulations introduced stand-downs for the first time, statistics prior to mid-1999 are not comparable.

    NOTE: These reports were replaced by the Education Indicators.

    Author(s): Various

    Date Published: Various

  • Review of the Specialist Classroom Teacher Pilot Summary Report (2006)

    This review was undertaken alongside the implementation of the Specialist Classroom Teacher scheme, in state and integrated secondary schools across NZ, in 2006. This is the Summary Report page, the Full Report page is found here.

    Author(s): Lorrae Ward

    Date Published: May 2007

  • Achievement at Māori Immersion and Bilingual Schools

    The achievement patterns of candidates involved in Māori-medium education, and whether they differ from the general population, are of interest to many groups, including school communities and policy makers.

    Author(s): Siobhan Murray, Ministry of Education

    Date Published: Various



    Category: Māori Medium

  • Effective professional learning in physical activity

    An evaluative research report in 2007 on the impact of effective professional learning in curricular and co-curricular physical activity in primary schools.

    Author(s): Kirsten Petrie, Alister Jones & Anne McKim

    Date Published: March 2007

  • Te Kōtahitanga

    This is the homepage for the Te Kōtahitanga publication series. The project sought to investigate how to improve the educational achievement of Māori students in mainstream secondary school classrooms, by talking with Māori students and other participants in their education. It was from these narratives that the rest of the Te Kōtahitanga project developed.

    Author(s): Russell Bishop, Mere Berryman, Janice Wearmouth, M. Peter, Sandra Clapham, Tom Cavanagh Lani Teddy, Alison Powell, Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai and Cath Richardson

    Date Published: Various Years

    Category: English Medium

  • Students Going to School in 2007

    The purpose of this report is to provide an outline of actual and projected trends in student enrolments both regionally and nationally.

    Author(s): Education Information and Analysis, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: February 2007

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