NZCER began regular surveys of primary schools in 1989, focusing on the impact of the educational reforms that began then. In 2003, we added secondary schools. We survey each schooling level every 3 years, and we ask questions of principals, teachers, Board of Trustees members, and parents and whānau.
Our national surveys have become significant gauges of changes in our schools, and in the lives of teachers and principals. They are important sources of information for representative groups, the Ministry of Education, other government agencies, and the public. They are funded by the Government Grant from the Ministry of Education.
Find out more about the national surveys in the reports and articles listed at the bottom of the page.
The first reports from the NZCER National Survey of Primary and Intermediate Schools 2016 have been released and are available for download below.
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We thank everyone who has taken the time to share their views with us, and look forward to making the findings available to you.
We have now added the latest report The work of school boards – trustees’ perspectives: Findings from the NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools 2016.