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NZCER provides leading-edge research and evaluation, 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)
A review of the TeachNZ scholarships
Assessment Resources for Classroom Teachers and Students Jonathan Fisher
Building future-oriented science education in Aotearoa New Zealand
Competencies in NZC Rosemary Hipkins
Competent Children, Competent Learners Cathy Wylie
Curriculum for the Future Rachel Bolstad
Evaluation of fire safety education programmes
Evaluation of the model for Engineering e2e Karen Vaughan
Evaluation of the Teach First NZ programme pilot
Games for Learning Rachel Bolstad
Games for Tuia Rachel Bolstad
He Reo Ora survey Nicola Bright
Impact of education reforms Cathy Wylie
Inclusive Practices Tools (IPT) Development Project Jonathan Fisher Sally Boyd
Investigating the Auckland Beginning Teachers Project Jo MacDonald
Ka Whānau Mai te Reo Nicola Bright
Kia Puāwaitia Ngā Tūmanako: Critical Issues for Whānau in Māori Education
Knowing Practice Karen Vaughan
Learner Success in Building and Construction Karen Vaughan
Learning experiences outside the classroom (LEOTC) contract monitoring Teresa Maguire
Making a difference to student wellbeing Elliot Lawes Sally Boyd
Maths self-efficacy and achievement Elliot Lawes Linda Bonne
National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement - Wānangatia Te Putanga Tauira Charles Darr
National Survey Linda Bonne
Pathways and Prospects: A longitudinal study of young people negotiating transition after school Karen Vaughan
PB4L evaluations Cathy Wylie Jacky Burgon Sally Boyd
PB4L School-Wide evaluation Sally Boyd Evaluation Sally Boyd
Progress & Achievement for Students with Additional Learning Needs Jacky Burgon
Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) Charles Darr
Research for The Mind Lab by Unitec, Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital and Collaborative Learning)
Review & Evaluation of Teachers' Aide Training
Schools collaborating with community and professional experts Rachel Bolstad
Science community engagement Rachel Bolstad
Science in the curriculum
Shifting Thinking Rachel Bolstad
Sport in Education evaluation support Sally Boyd
Tautokona te reo: The wellbeing of te reo Māori in kura and schools Maraea Hunia
Te Ahu o te Reo
Teachers of promise Marie Cameron
Teaching and Learning Research Initiative Jo MacDonald
Teaching and School Practices Survey Tool (TSP) Cathy Wylie
Timetabling for life-worthy pathways Karen Vaughan
Training for a Reflective Workforce in Health and Community Support Services
Transforming Industry-Led Assessment of On-Job Learning Karen Vaughan