The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) is New Zealand’s only national, independent educational research organisation. We conduct research and evaluation work with a range of public and private sector clients, and we produce research-based products such as tests, journals and books, and services such as online surveys and test marking.
Our revenue comes from a purchase agreement with the government, from competitive research contracts and from the sales of our products and services. The purchase agreement enables us to build a coherent, future-focused research programme that complements and enhances our contract work. We bid for work that aligns with our areas of expertise and that we believe will inform and support the work of teachers, and support learning.
Strong record of independent educational research
We take a teams-based approach to our work and we welcome collaborations. Our commitment to a partnership with Māori is demonstrated throughout our work programme.
- 25 researchers who take a team approach
- a statistics team
- our own publishing arm, NZCER Press
- Psychological Test Services (PTS), which sells and distributes education, psychological and human resources tests
- in-house expertise in curriculum, assessment and test design
- a comprehensive educational library, and in-house sales and distribution.
NZCER was established in 1934 through grants from the Carnegie Corporation. It became a statutory body in 1945 and now operates under the NZCER Act 1972 (and amendments). We are not formally attached to any government department, university or other educational organisation.
Email NZCER's Director, Robyn Baker: firstname.lastname@example.org