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.
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 most recently completed survey was of secondary schools in 2015.
The NZCER National Survey of Primary and Intermediate Schools 2016 is now closed. Surveys have been completed by principals, teachers and board of trustee members from a sample of schools. In addition, we have surveyed parents and whānau at a subset of these schools.
We thank everyone who has taken the time to share their views with us, and look forward to making the findings available to you soon.