About NZCER National Survey of Schools
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, and we ask questions of principals, teachers, Board of Trustees
Our national surveys have become significant gauges of what is happening in our schools. They are important sources of information for the teaching profession, the Ministry of Education and other government agencies, and the public. They are funded by Te Pae Tawhiti, NZCER's Government Grant from the Ministry of Education.
NZCER’s 3-yearly national secondary school surveys since 2003 have given principals, their representative organisations, and government agencies timely and useful pictures of what is happening and how schools, principals, and teachers are faring, and what parents think.