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 underway now. Survey packs have been sent to a representative sample of schools and are filled out by principals, teachers and board of trustee members. In addition, we survey parents and whānau at a subset of the sampled schools.
We thank schools in anticipation for your willingness to participate in this research project.