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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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  • TIMSS

    (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) previously known as the Third International Mathematics and Science Study.

    Author(s): Various

    Date Published: Various

  • Evaluation of the Flaxmere Project: When families learn the language of school

    The Flaxmere Project is about establishing and implementing processes through which the Flaxmere schools collectively engage with the community and caregivers of childre in order to improve the current and long term education outcomes for children. (MOE, 2001)

    Author(s): Dr Janet Clinton, Professor John Hattie, and Associate Professor Robyn Dixon, University of Auckland. Report for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: 2007

  • Secondary Qualifications Statistics

    The annual Secondary Qualifications Statistics publications provide access to secondary school qualifications dating back to 2001.

    Author(s): New Zealand Qualifications Authority

    Date Published: 2007

  • Te Reo Māori in the Mainstream Professional Development (PD) Pilot Programmes for Primary School Teachers - An Evaluation

    In 2005, the Ministry of Education funded four te reo Māori professional development (PD) pilot programmes for mainstream primary school teachers. These pilot programmes were run in different areas of the country by four different providers.

    Author(s): K. Murrow, K. Hammond, E. Kalafatelis, K. Fryer and H. Edwards

    Date Published: January 2007


    Category: English Medium

  • Bilingual Education in Aotearoa/New Zealand

    This report highlights some of the key findings from Professor May’s literature review that relate to Māori-medium education.

    Author(s): S. May, R. Hill and S.Tiakiwai. Report prepared for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: December 2006



    Category: Māori Medium

  • National School Roll Projections

    Projections and forecasts of school rolls are used by the Ministry of Education to assess the demand for resources in the school sector. They support the forecasting of expenditure on teachers’ salaries, schools’ operations grants, and student allowances, as part of the Government’s five-year budget forecasts. The forecast rolls are snapshots; they project primary year-levels as at 1 July and secondary year-levels as at 1 March. The production of a range of projections allows for exploration of medium and long-term effects of different scenarios or assumptions, while forecasts (based on preferred projections) are a best estimate of enrolment numbers in the short term.

    These reports include a breakdown of the major changes between the current forecast and the previous forecast. A brief description of the methodology used in the forecast is also provided.

    Author(s): Various

    Date Published: Various

  • Staying at School Consultation Report

    The Ministry of Education commissioned a consultation exercise with principals, education sector representatives and with students who have left school before turning 16 to identify the key barriers and incentives around student retention in New Zealand.

    Author(s): TNS and Monarch Consulting. Report prepared for the Ministry of Education

    Date Published: September 2006

  • Resource Teachers: Literacy Data Collection

    This is the home page for the Resource Teachers: Literacy Data Collection publication series.

    Data on students taught by Resource Teachers: Literacy (RT:Lits) and their precursors, the Resource Teachers of Reading (RTRs) have been collected and analysed each year since 1992. RT:Lits offer specialist assistance to primary and intermediate level school students (mostly six to twelve-year-olds) with moderate difficulties in reading and written literacy, and oral language. The data provide valuable information for commenting on these children and for policy makers in making sound decisions about the work and role of the Resource Teachers: Literacy.

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

    Date Published: Annually

  • Review of Secondary Schools' use of NCEA professional development resources 2005-2006

    The Publication "School/Cluster Based Secondary Qualifications Professional Development - Review of Secondary Schools' use of NCEA professional development resources, 2005-2006" reviews the Ministry of Education funded programme of professional development to support the implementation of Scholarship and NCEA for the period June 2005 to July 2006.

    Author(s): Louise Starkey, Susan Stevens, Mike Taylor, Rawiri Toia, Anne Yates, Cedric Hall, Lynanne McKenzie and Luanna Meyer, Victoria University of Wellington, College of Education. Report prepared for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: July 2006

  • The Impact of the NCEA on the Student Motivation

    This research project investigated the relationship between New Zealand’s National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) and student motivation to learn.

    Author(s): Luanna Meyer, John McClure, Frank Walkey, Lynanne McKenzie & Kirsty Weir, Victoria University of Wellington. Report prepared for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: June 2006

  • Beginning Teachers 2000-2004

    This report looks at where beginning teachers are teaching, their demographic profile, employment trends, qualifications of beginning teachers, and subjects taught by secondary beginning teachers.

    Author(s): Siobhan Murray, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: March 2006

  • TIMSS 2002/03: An Overview of Some Key National Year 5 and Year 9 Student Achievement Results

    This summary presents some of the main national level results from New Zealand ’s participation in the third cycle of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study in 2002-2003. As well as providing countries with a snapshot of achievement in 2002-2003, participation in this cycle allowed countries, including New Zealand , to measure trends in achievement by comparing performance in 1994-1995 and 1998-1999 with 2002-2003.

    Author(s): Comparative Education Research Unit, Ministry of Education

    Date Published: March 2006

  • Alternative Education: Literature Review and Report on Key Informants' Experiences

    The overall purpose of this research was to collect a range of information about indicators of good practice and quality outcomes in alternative education programmes. The key areas the report addresses include the following: identification of the critical success factors/indicators of success in alternative education programmes; hallmarks of quality programmes and quality alternative education providers; and identification of what constitutes successful outcomes in alternative education programmes.

    Author(s): Patricia O'Brien, Avril Thesing and Paul Herbert, Auckland College of Education. Report prepared for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: March 2006

  • Students Going to School in 2006

    The purpose of this report is to provide summary statistics on teacher numbers, funding, and actual and projected enrolments numbers. A regional breakdown of the estimated number of new entrant students starting school at the beginning of the school year is also provided.

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

    Date Published: February 2006

  • Creating digital age learners through school ICT projects: What can the Tech Angels project teach us?

    This article surveys recent work on school ICT projects. It looks at the ideas that are informing this work and surveys some of the strategies being used in the drive to turn schools into “ICT-rich learning environments”. In order to illustrate how these ideas play out in “real-world” situations, the article also profiles one New Zealand school-based ICT initiative as a case study—the Tech Angels project at Wellington Girls’ College, focussing in particular on how this school’s experiences can help other schools considering setting up similar programmes.

    Author(s): Rachel Bolstad and Jane Gilbert, New Zealand Council for Educational Research

    Date Published: 2006

  • Status of Teachers Research Project 2002-2006

    A joint research project was undertaken by the New Zealand Teachers Council and the Ministry of Education inquiring into the status of teachers in New Zealand and implications for recruitment, retention and professionalism of teachers.

    Research Division was commissioned to provide an evidence base for development of policy and benchmarks for on-going monitoring. Three research reports were completed, of which the second and third will be formally published. The first scoping report is available on request to the Ministry of Education or the Teachers Council and the other two are formally published.

    Author(s): Various

    Date Published: Various

  • Initial Teacher Education

    Initial Teacher Education enables students to learn to become quality teachers. All programme of Initial Teacher Education include opportunities to learn to teach on practicum, with support. The publications on this page include research, position papers and evaluation reports with a focus on features of quality practice in Initial Teacher Education.

    Author(s): Various

    Date Published: Various

  • Ngā Taumatua

    Research on literacy practices and language development (Te Reo) in Years 0-1 in Māori-medium classrooms

    Ngā Taumatua was developed in 2002 as a 12 month professional development programme for resource teachers of Māori. A subsequent professional development programme called Ngā Taumatua Whakapakari was developed for Ngā Taumatua graduates and has been operating since 2005.

    Author(s): Stuart McNaughton, Shelley MacDonald, Julia Barber, Sasha Farry and Heneira Woodard, Research, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: 2006


    Category: Māori Medium

  • Completely different or a bigger version? Experiences and effects of the transition to secondary school

    Most of the Competent Children, Competent Learners study sample changed school when they went on to secondary level. This transition often involved some marked change in the characteristics of the school they attended - moving to a much larger school, or to a single-sex school. Friends were often lost in the process - but they were also gained. But secondary school offered students a wider range of experiences, rather than a totally new world.

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

    Date Published: 2006

  • An Evaluation of the CAS Pilot Project

    This research was jointly funded by the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. We particularly thank Geoff Gibbs and Steve Bargh for their interest, encouragement, and for including us in the professional development sessions.

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

    Date Published: 2006

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