Publication Series

  • ALL (Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey)

    This is the home page for the ALL Survey publications, and its predecessor IALS (International Adult Literacy Survey). Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) publications.

  • Annual Early Childhood Education Census

    This is the home page for the Annual Early Childhood Education Census Reports.

  • 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.

  • BES (Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis)

    This publication page provides access to the Ministry of Education Best Evidence Synthesis
    Iteration (BES publications). For more information visit the BES Home page.

  • Demographics and Educational Rolls

    The publication series included in this section are:

    • New Zealand Birth Reports: These annual reports look at the recent trend in births and examine which regions are most likely to be effected in the future.
    • Quarterly Migration Reports: These reports comment on the emerging trends in migration and the potential impact on schools.
    • National School Roll Projections Reports: These reports are used by the Ministry of Education to assess the demand for resources in the school sector.

  • He Whakaaro: Education Insights

    This is a series of short, easy to read papers, which look across the range of New Zealand education system evidence. They provide interesting and useful insights and highlight latest findings, new analysis or ways of looking at issues. They will provoke further thought and discussion on key issues such as; student progression and attainment, the factors that support learning and patterns and trends across education.

    The series will be useful to policy analysts, people working in the programme and intervention area or frontline educators interested in knowing a little more about education evidence and data and how to use that in their work.

    New papers will be available as they are developed. If you have ideas for, or questions about the series, please email:      Requests EDK

  • ICCS (International Civic and Citizenship Education Study)

    New Zealand was one of 38 countries which took part in ICCS in 2008. ICCS focuses on Year 9 students' knowledge and understanding of civic systems and citizenship issues, and their attitudes, values and behaviours relating to civics and citizenship. It also looks at differences among countries in relation to the outcomes of civic and citizenship education and how these differences relate to student, school and community backgrounds.

  • 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.

  • International Students Trends Reports

    Reports published by the Ministry of Education on the key trends in enrolments of foreign fee paying students in New Zealand

  • Learning Support Client Satisfaction Survey

    The Ministry of Education carries out satisfaction surveys of parents and educators about our specialist learning support core services.

    Our core services are:
    • early intervention
    • behaviour
    • communication
    • Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS)

    This survey helps us identify what we can do better and how we are performing against our service promise and targets.

  • Monitoring Youth Guarantee

    This series of reports focuses on the Youth Guarantee and looks at how effective the fees-free places and secondary-tertiary programmes are improving outcomes for young people.

  • Māori in Tertiary Education: Fact Sheets

    A series of fact sheets that presents information on Māori tertiary education students: their participation by qualification level, their qualification completions, their field of study and student allowances and loans – as well as participation in industry training by Māori employees.

    These series of short fact sheets have been jointly developed by teams from the Ministry of Education – Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Māori Tertiary Education – and the Tertiary Education Commission. These fact sheets provide easy access to key information on Māori in tertiary education and analysis of trends for Māori by selected tertiary education topics.

    You can also find information on Māori students in the annual reports Profile & Trends: New Zealand’s Tertiary Education Sector and the Tertiary Education Statistics, also available on Education Counts.

  • National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA)

    NMSSA | Wānangatia te Putanga Tauira

    NMSSA is an annual programme to assess and understand student achievement across the curriculum in years 4 and 8 in English-medium schools.

    The study has built on and extended the design of the previous National Education Monitoring Project (NEMP), which was conducted between 1995 and 2010. NMSSA incorporates more advanced psychometrics for reporting student achievement and exploring factors associated with that achievement.

  • 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.

  • National Standards: School Sample Monitoring and Evaluation Project

    In 2010 the Ministry commissioned a three year monitoring and evaluation project to get a broad overview of the implementation of National Standards in a representative sample of English-medium state schools with Year 1 – 8 students. The National Standards School Sample Monitoring and Evaluation (NSSSME) Project is contracted to Maths Technology Ltd, an independent evaluation company with specialist expertise in literacy, numeracy, educational assessment and evaluation. The project is led by Dr Gill Thomas.

    The project collects monitoring and evaluation information from a sample of English-medium state schools as they introduce and implement National Standards in reading, writing and mathematics (Years 1-8). The project tracks the progressive impact of the implementation of National Standards in schools over time, so its focus changes as the implementation focus in schools does.

  • NCEA Fact Sheets

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

  • 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).

  • Ngā Haeata Mātauranga: Assessing Māori Education

    Ngā Haeata Mātauranga: Assessing Māori Education provides a national picture of Māori participation and engagement throughout the education system. From 2015, Ngā Haeata Mātauranga is a suite of webpages reporting on how Māori learners are progressing towards the goals laid out in each of the focus areas of Ka Hikitia-Accelerating Success, the Ministry’s Māori Education Strategy. Each webpage will be updated with the most current information as it becomes available.

  • Ngāue Fakataha ki he ako 'a e Fānau

    Reports for the research and development project Ngāue Fakataha ki he Ako ’a e Fānau — Schools and Parents and Families Working Together to Better Understand and Support Pasifika Students’ Progress and Achievement at School.

  • OECD's Education at a Glance

    Every year, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) publishes Education at a Glance (EAG), a set of indicators that compares the education systems of its member countries, and participating partner countries.

    This series "How does New Zealand's education system compare?" draws on the New Zealand results in OECD's Education at a Glance and summarises the characteristics and performance of New Zealand's education system in an international context.

  • Pasifika Education Plan: Monitoring Report

    This is the home page for the Pasifika Education Plan: Monitoring Report publication series.

    From 2014 the Pasifika Education Plan Monitoring Report is a suite of web pages reporting on how Pasifika learners are progressing towards the goals laid out in the Pasfika Education Plan.

    The Pasifika Education Plan provides the Ministry of Education with strategic direction for improving education outcomes for Pasifika peoples in New Zealand. This monitoring report assesses performance against the plan.

  • Pasifika in tertiary education

    This is the home page of two annual fact sheets – one on Pasifika tertiary education students and the other one on Pasifika tertiary education students by ethnicity.

    The information includes where Pasifika tertiary education students study, their qualification levels, qualification completions, field of study and information on Pasifika student allowances recipients and student loan borrowers. Also included is Pacific employees’ participation in industry training. You can find more information on Pasifika students in the annual reports Profile & Trends: New Zealand’s Tertiary Education Sector publications and the Pasifika Tertiary Education Statistics, also available on this site.

  • PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study)

    The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is a research project that provides information on the reading literacy of Year 5 students.

  • PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment)

    The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international study that is administered on a three-yearly basis. The study assesses how well 15 year-old are prepared to meet the challenges of today’s society. PISA assesses three key areas of knowledge and skills: reading literacy, mathematical literacy and scientific literacy, and has a focus on one these learning areas in each administration.

  • Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)

    Positive Behaviour for Learning School-wide (PB4L School-wide) is the New Zealand version of a proven international initiative called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. It offers primary, intermediate, and secondary schools a way of building a consistent and positive school-wide climate to support learning.

    These reports present the findings from a three phased evaluation of PB4L School-wide. The first report outlines preliminary findings including the implementation of PB4L School-wide, the second report presents case studies from seven schools participating in the programme, and the third and final report summarises the findings from the final phase of the evaluation.

  • Profile & Trends: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

    Profile & Trends is a primary information resource on New Zealand’s tertiary education system covering participation, achievement, resourcing, capability, research and much more.

    In addition to the analysis of sector trends and performance, the report contains a number of short articles on topics of interest to the sector’s stakeholders and those who are involved in the provision of tertiary education.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Results of the School Board of Trustees Elections

    These reports summarise information on the triennial boards of trustees elections, and mid-term elections. The reports focus on the election of parent representatives to school boards of trustees.

    Boards of trustees of state and state integrated schools must hold elections for parent and staff representatives every three years. A board may also decide to adopt a mid-term election cycle where half the number of its parent representatives are elected at a mid-term election (18 months after the triennial election) and the remainder are elected at the triennial election.

    Triennial elections were held in 1998, 2001,2004, 2007, and 2010.

    A by-election can occur at any stage in the election cycle if an elected trustee leaves the board and thereby creates a casual vacancy. Although the major changes in board membership occur in triennial election years, there is still some fluctuation in intervening years due to casual vacancies, by-elections, and mid-term elections.

  • Student Loan Scheme Annual Reports

    This is the home page for the Student Loan Scheme Annual Report publication series. The Student Loan Scheme Annual Report has been tabled in Parliament each year since 2001 and provides public accountability information to government and New Zealanders to show that the scheme is achieving its primary objective – ensuring that tertiary education is financially attainable to all New Zealanders.

    Each report provides information on the loan scheme and its performance, as well as statistics on those borrowing under the scheme and their repayment behaviour. In addition, each report contains financial schedules for the most recent fiscal year.

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