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Author(s): Eliza Stevens and Cathy Wylie
Publication type: Research report

This report looks at trustees responses to a questionnaire about effective governance, as described by the Education Review Office.

The report draws on data from the NZCER National Survey of Primary and Intermediate Schools, which was conducted in late August and early September 2016. We sent questionnaires via school principals to board chairs and trustees.  The response rate was 25% (n=176), with 61% of those responses from board chairs.

11 July 2017
Author(s):
Publication type: Research report

He mea tuhi nā Jessica Hutchings, Rawinia Higgins, Nicola Bright, Basil Keane, Vini Olsen-Reeder, Maraea Hunia, me Jenny Lee-Morgan rāua ko Eruera Morgan, Jen Martin rāua ko Stephanie Fong, Waitiahoaho Emery, Titoki Black, Hinerangi Edwards rāua ko Kiwa Hammond, Lynne Harata Te Aika, me Cathy Wylie, Rachel Felgate, Rachael Kearns.

5 July 2017
Author(s): Nicola Bright, Maraea Hunia, and Basil Keane with Rawinia Higgins and Titoki Black and with Rachel Felgate and Cathy Wylie
Publication type: Research report

I te tuatahi, ko te rīpoata Hapori hoki o Rūātoki mā ngā tāngata ake o Rūātoki. Ka whakaata ake tēnā i ngā kōrero mai a ngā whānau me ngā pou reo mō te hauora o te reo Māori ki roto i te whārua, me ōna hua ki ngā whānau o Rūātoki.

I Rūātoki, he mea ārahi te rangahau e Tītoki Black rātou ko Irene Huka Williams ko Te Whetū McCorkindale.

5 July 2017
Author(s): Rachel Bolstad
Publication type: Research report

This report looks at the role of digital technologies for learning in primary and intermediate schools.

The report draws on data from the NZCER National Survey of Primary and Intermediate Schools, which was conducted in late August and early September 2016. The survey asked how digital technology is being used, how it could be used, and what it means for teaching and learning.

The survey sought the views of principals, teachers, trustees, parents and whānau.

26 May 2017
Author(s): Jenny Whatman, Jo MacDonald and Eliza Stevens
Publication type: Research report

This is the final evaluation report of the Teach First NZ programme pilot, delivered in partnership with The University of Auckland. The Teach First NZ pilot programme is an alternative field-based Initial Teacher Education (ITE) two-year programme. The pilot programme operated between 2013 and 2016 with three annual intakes of up to 20 participants. You can find the report on the Education Counts website.

26 May 2017
Author(s): Karen Vaughan and Jo MacDonald
Publication type: Research report

This report presents findings from a research project focusing on a group of 21 apprentices undertaking the new Careerforce apprenticeship programme, the Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing. These apprentices are among the first to embark on the apprenticeship programme. We explored the following questions:

12 May 2017
Author(s): Cathy Wylie
Publication type: Conference paper

Paper for the AARE-NZARE conference, Brisbane, 30 November – 4 December 2014.

5 May 2017
Author(s): Jan Eyre, Melanie Berg, Jess Mazengarb, and Elliot Lawes
Publication type:

This report details the results of an investigation into the school-based assessment, PAT: Reading Comprehension, which has recently gone online. We wanted to know whether the test items behaved in similar ways in the online and paper-based modes, and whether there was any difference in student scores.

There were two main findings:

26 January 2017
Author(s): Melanie Berg
Publication type: Research report

This report describes sampling and analysis details for the NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools 2016, as well as respondent characteristics and characteristics of the schools with which respondents are associated. It supports the individual thematic reports that use the 2016 National Survey data.

19 January 2017

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