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Current research projects

NZCER delivers leading research and evaluation, reflecting current and emerging national priorities in education.

NZCER's current and recent communicable research projects are listed below. Click on a project title for a 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)
Assessment Resource Banks for Teachers (ARBs) Jonathan Fisher
Children’s experiences of learning at home through COVID-19 Sue McDowall
Competent Learners Cathy Wylie
Curriculum for the Future Rachel Bolstad
Educational policy and practice for a changing climate: What are the options? Rachel Bolstad
Evaluation of Sorted in Schools, Te whai hua - kia ora! Jo MacDonald
Exploring learning-partnerships using Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) longitudinal data Elliot Lawes
Games for Learning Rachel Bolstad
Games for Tuia Rachel Bolstad
He reo ka tipu i ngā kura: Growing te reo Māori in schools Esther Smaill Nicola Bright
He Reo Ora survey Nicola Bright
He Tīrewa Ako  Sheridan McKinley
Sheridan McKinley
Investigating National Beginning Teachers project Jo MacDonald
Investigating the Auckland Beginning Teachers Project Jo MacDonald
It’s Time: Transformational timetabling practices Jan Eyre
Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko - National Digital Readiness Programme evaluation Nicola Bright Rachel Bolstad
Learner Success in Building and Construction Jan Eyre
Learning experiences outside the classroom (LEOTC) contract monitoring Teresa Maguire
Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool Jan Eyre
Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool (LNAAT) Tanya McKenzie
Manaakitia ngā tamariki kia ora ai - Supporting Student Wellbeing Nicola Bright Sally Boyd
Maths self-efficacy and achievement Elliot Lawes Linda Bonne
Linda Bonne
National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Charles Darr
National Survey Cathy Wylie
PB4L School-Wide evaluation Sally Boyd Evaluation Sally Boyd
Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) Charles Darr
Shifting Thinking Rachel Bolstad
Social Workers in Schools (SWiS): Tamariki and whānau experiences of the SWiS programme in kura kaupapa Māori and kura ā-iwi Nicola Bright
Student activism: learning through action Sophie Watson
Tautokona te reo: The wellbeing of te reo Māori in kura and schools Maraea Hunia
Te Ahu o te Reo
Te Reo o te Rangatahi - Māori language exposure Nicola Bright
Teaching and Learning Research Initiative Jo MacDonald
Teaching and School Practices Survey Tool (TSP) Cathy Wylie Heleen Visser Sue McDowall
Teaching for complex systems thinking Rosemary (Rose) Hipkins
Unconscious bias and discrimination Jan Eyre
Wellbeing@School toolkit Jonathan Fisher
Women becoming secondary school leaders: Barriers, supports, and enablers Cathy Wylie Jo MacDonald