Publication Series

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Annual Evaluation Report for the Teach First NZ Programme

    The Teach First NZ pilot programme is an alternative field-based Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme.1 The pilot programme operates between 2013 and 2016 with three annual intakes of up to 20 participants. The third and final intake included in this evaluation is Cohort 15 (beginning at the start of the 2015 school year).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • COI (Centres of Innovation)

    The Centre of Innovation (COI) Programme is a strategy aimed at improving the quality of early childhood education. It aims to promote a deeper exploration of innovative teaching and learning processes already underway in early childhood services. For more information visit: Centres of Innovation (COI) Programme Ngā Kauhanga Whakarehu.

    A limited number of ECE services are selected on merit in each round by a selection panel convened by the Ministry of Education. Selected services are designated COI for a three year period during which time they are contracted by the Ministry to: Research and further develop their existing innovative practice; and disseminate information about their innovation and the outcomes of their research. They work in partnership with a research associate who is contracted by the ministry to provide research support services to their teacher researcher partners. At the end of each COI project, the teacher researchers and their research associate produce a comprehensive final research report.

  • Competent Children, Competent Learners

    This is the home page for the Competent Children, Competent Learners publication series.

    The Competent Children, Competent Learners project is a longitudinal study undertaken by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) which focuses on a group of about 500 young people from the greater Wellington region.

    Seven phases of the project have now been completed - the first when the students were near age 5, the next when they were at age 6 and then at ages 8, 10, 12,14 and 16. A further phase is currently underway collecting data from the sample of young people at age 20.

  • 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.

  • Digital Opportunities Pilot Projects (2001-2003)

    This page provides evaluations of the Digital Opportunities Pilot Projects (2001-2003)

  • ECE Teacher-led Workforce Survey 2003

    A survey of employees in early childhood education (ECE) teacher-led services.

  • 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 contact:
    Email:      Requests EDK

  • Education Statistics of New Zealand

    This is the home page for the Education Statistics of New Zealand publication series. These publications provide basic information on the education sector.

    Basic information is provided for early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling, and tertiary education.  Education Statistics of New Zealand is provided in Booklet format (PDF downloads) and in Statistical Table format (MS Excel downloads).

  • 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.

  • Incredible Years Teacher (IYT) programme

    Incredible Years Teacher (IYT)programme is a six session programme for teachers of children aged 3-8 years. It is based on strengthening teacher classroom management strategies, promoting children’s pro-social behaviour and school readiness, and reducing classroom aggression and non-cooperation with peers. IYT is delivered by Ministry staff together with key delivery partners – Resource Teachers Learning and Behaviour (RTLB). Programmes are also contracted to early childhood educators who deliver programmes to their sector.

  • 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.

  • Initial Teacher Education

    This is the home page for the Initial Teacher Education publication series.

    As part of a common focus on teaching quality, the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Teachers Council wanted to find out more about the quality of Māori-medium and general stream early childhood, primary and secondary initial teacher education in New Zealand, and the quality of graduates from these programmes. A number of pieces of research into initial teacher education were undertaken in 2004 and 2005 to inform future policy and practice.

  • Insights for Teachers

    Insights for teachers is a series of research briefs designed to bring the wide range of data and research held by the Ministry to the teaching profession.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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