NZCER and the Ministry of Education are pleased to announce the release of the Teaching and School Practices Survey Tool.
The online survey tool is designed to provide useful information for school inquiry, review, and development. It can provide schools with important insights about their teaching practices, processes, and leadership. The items come out of robust research on effective teaching and school practices and effective principal leadership. They are consistent with the New Zealand Curriculum, ERO’s School Evaluation Indicators, and the draft Standards for the Teaching Profession. Communities of Learning I Kāhui Ako can get a useful picture across their member schools.
The tool is free, and open for use in Terms 2 and 3 each year. It takes teachers around 15 to 20 minutes and principals around 10 to 15 minutes. Principals can choose when to close off the survey and will then immediately get the results. Participation is voluntary, and confidential. No individual teachers can be identified.
NZCER developed and hosts the survey. We ensure the confidentiality of all data. We will provide a national report each year that can give the Ministry of Education and the sector a good overview of school strengths and needs, and the impact of changes such as Communities of Learning I Kāhui Ako. No individuals, individual schools, or Communities of Learning I Kāhui Ako will be identified or identifiable in the national overview.
This survey is funded by the Ministry of Education. It was developed with the active support of an Advisory Group with representatives from NZEI, NZPF, NZAIMS, PPTA, SPANZ and NZSTA, working collaboratively with ERO, the Education Council, the Ministry of Education, and researchers and professional development providers, and trialled with a representative cross-section of schools.