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NZCER provides leading-edge research and evaluation, reflecting current and emerging national priorities in education.

NZCER's recent research projects are listed below. Click on a project title for a brief description of the project, the NZCER researcher(s) leading the project, and a list of related publications.

Project Project leader(s) - or - contact person(s)
Inclusive Practices Tools (IPT) Development Project Jonathan Fisher Sally Boyd
National Survey Cathy Wylie Linda Bonne Rosemary Hipkins
Assessment resources for Classroom Teachers and Students Jonathan Fisher
Building future-oriented science education in Aotearoa New Zealand Ally Bull
Competent Children, Competent Learners Cathy Wylie
Curriculum for the Future Rachel Bolstad
Evaluation of the Teach First NZ programme pilot Jenny Whatman Jo MacDonald
Jenny Whatman, Jo MacDonald
Games for learning Rachel Bolstad
Impact of education reforms Cathy Wylie
Kia Puāwaitia Ngā Tūmanako: Critical Issues for Whānau in Māori Education Jessica Hutchings
Knowing Practice Karen Vaughan
Learning experiences outside the classroom (LEOTC) contract monitoring Teresa Maguire
Maths self-efficacy and achievement Elliot Lawes Linda Bonne
National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement - Wānangatia Te Putanga Tauira Charles Darr Chris Joyce Jacky Burgon
NCEA at the complex intersection between curriculum and assessment Rosemary Hipkins
New Zealand Educational Theses Database
Pathways and Prospects: A longitudinal study of young people negotiating transition after school Karen Vaughan
PB4L evaluations Cathy Wylie Jacky Burgon Sally Boyd
PB4L School-Wide evaluation Sally Boyd Evaluation Sally Boyd
Progress & Achievement for Students with Additional Learning Needs Charles Darr Jacky Burgon Rosemary Hipkins
Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) Charles Darr
Research for The Mind Lab by Unitec, Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital and Collaborative Learning) Jo MacDonald Rachel Bolstad
Review & Evaluation of Teachers' Aide Training Jacky Burgon Jo MacDonald
Schools collaborating with community and professional experts Rachel Bolstad Sue McDowall
Science community engagement Ally Bull Rachel Bolstad
Science in the curriculum Ally Bull
Shifting Thinking Ally Bull Jennifer Garvey Berger Jenny Whatman Rachel Bolstad
Sport in Education evaluation support Rosemary Hipkins Sally Boyd
Te Ahu o te Reo
Teachers of promise Marie Cameron
Teaching and Learning Research Initiative Jo MacDonald
Training for a Reflective Workforce in Health and Community Support Services Jo MacDonald Karen Vaughan
Transforming Industry-Led Assessment of On-Job Learning Karen Vaughan