Māori Education

Māori education is a priority area of work for government and the Ministry of Education. Accordingly there is much work going on in this area affecting Māori children, students and communities. This page provides links to "The Māori education strategy: Ka Hikitia - Accelerating Success 2013-2017", as well as research and statistical material on Education Counts and other websites that may be of interest.

Māori Education: Publications, Statistics, Indicators and Information

Please consider the environment before printing the contents of this report. For links to: Māori education publications, statistics and indicators for the education sector please refer to 'Related Pages' inset box (top right).  For further information including The Māori Education Strategy: Ka Hikitia - Accelerating Success 2013-2017 and other related Māori education information, please refer to the external websites under the 'Where to find out More' inset box (right).

Ngā Haeata Mātauranga: Assessing Māori Education

Ngā Haeata Mātauranga is a monitoring report providing a national picture of how Māori learners are progressing towards the goals laid out in Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success as the strategy is implemented.

The report presents current data and past national trends of participation and achievement by Māori in early childhood, schooling and tertiary education.

Māori Education Resources

Māori Research Publications

The Ministry undertakes and commissions a considerable amount of research, much of which is being utilised in the development of Māori education policies. Māori Education Publications  are released on Education Counts  .

Māori Statistics

The Ministry of Education holds various collections of statistical information obtained through Ministry of Education processes, including data on student participation and achievement, and sector performance across a range of educational and financial criteria.  Māori Education Statistics are released on Education Counts.

Education Sector Indicators

A set of Education Sector Indicators has been developed to help assess and monitor the 'health' of education in New Zealand. The indicators focus on the outcomes of education and training, and the important influences on those outcomes.

Indicators assist us to identify key strengths and weaknesses in the education sector and monitor the progress, or lack of progress, being made towards key educational goals.

A fundamental principle of our approach to monitoring is that where an indicator is thought to be worthy of monitoring, it should be monitored by separate ethnic groups as well as the total population. Two-thirds of the indicators have information on Māori, including tables of information.