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.
In August 2015, we surveyed all state and state integrated secondary schools. The full report is available below. From the report page, you can download the full report or individual chapters.
In 2016 we are conducting our NZCER Primary and intermediate schools survey. Questionnaires are sent to a representative sample of schools and are filled out principals, teachers and board of trustee members. In addition, we survey parents and whanau at a subset of the sampled schools.
The surveys will be sent out in August. We thank schools in anticipation for your willingness to participate in this research project.