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NZCER provides leading-edge research, 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) Research theme(s)
National Survey Cathy Wylie Educational policy; structure and systems School governance and management Longitudinal projects
Assessment resources for Classroom Teachers and Students Chris Joyce Assessment tools Curriculum and assessment Literacy Maths education Science education
Competent Children, Competent Learners Cathy Wylie Longitudinal projects Families and communities
Curriculum support for science Rosemary Hipkins Implementing New Zealand Curriculum Key Competencies Schooling for the future Science education
e-Learning in science Graeme Cosslett Curriculum and assessment ICT Implementing New Zealand Curriculum Schooling for the future Science education
Engagement of Youth in Literacy, Language and Numeracy Key Competencies Families and communities Student engagement
Evaluation of the Guidelines for induction and mentoring, and mentor teachers Jenny Whatman Professional learning Professional learning development for facilitators
Future directions for key competencies Rosemary Hipkins Implementing New Zealand Curriculum Key Competencies
Future focussed issues in education Rachel Bolstad Curriculum and assessment Schooling for the future Student engagement
He Ua Kōwhai: Kaupapa Māori research reflexivity Jessica Hutchings Māori and education
Impact of education reforms Cathy Wylie Educational policy; structure and systems School governance and management
Inclusive Practices Tools (IPT) Development Project Jonathan Fisher Sally Boyd School governance and management Student health and wellbeing
Ka Whānau Mai Te Reo: Honouring Whānau, Upholding Reo Māori Nicola Bright
Kia Puāwaitia Ngā Tūmanako: Critical Issues for Whānau in Māori Education Jessica Hutchings Māori and education
Knowing Practice Karen Vaughan Post-school learning Learning at work Professional learning
Learning experiences outside the classroom (LEOTC) contract monitoring Verena Watson Building Research Capability
National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement - Wānangatia Te Putanga Tauira Curriculum and assessment Educational policy; structure and systems
New Zealand Educational Theses Database Beverley Thomson Building Research Capability
Pākehā and Kaupapa Māori Educational Research Alex Hotere-Barnes Māori and education
Pathways and Prospects: A longitudinal study of young people negotiating transition after school Karen Vaughan Longitudinal projects Post-school learning
PB4L evaluations Cathy Wylie Jacky Burgon Sally Boyd Student engagement Student health and wellbeing
PB4L School-Wide evaluation Sally Boyd Student engagement Student health and wellbeing
Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) Charles Darr Assessment tools Curriculum and assessment Moderation National Standards
Science community engagement Ally Bull Rachel Bolstad Curriculum and assessment Implementing New Zealand Curriculum Schooling for the future Science education
Science in the curriculum Ally Bull Curriculum and assessment Implementing New Zealand Curriculum Schooling for the future Science education
Shifting Thinking Rachel Bolstad Schooling for the future
Sport in Education evaluation support Rosemary Hipkins Sally Boyd Student engagement Student health and wellbeing
Te Toi Tupu Jenny Whatman Professional learning Professional learning development for facilitators
Teachers of promise Marie Cameron Professional learning Education leadership practices
Teaching and Learning Research Initiative Robyn Baker Building Research Capability
Tracking principals appointments Cathy Wylie Educational policy; structure and systems School governance and management
Transforming Industry-Led Assessment of On-Job Learning Karen Vaughan Careers and transition Learning at work
Wellbeing at School Charles Darr Jonathan Fisher Sally Boyd School governance and management Student health and wellbeing