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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)
(Re)defining notions of success, support networks, and aspirations through the eyes of Māori and Pacific communities - COMPASS Mohamed Alansari
Aotearoa New Zealand's histories and Te Takanga o te Wā Nicola Bright
Aotearoa New Zealand's histories: Te marau ā-kura (Localising curriculum) Nicola Bright Rachel Bolstad
Assessment Resource Banks for Teachers (ARBs) Jonathan Fisher
Children’s experiences of learning at home through COVID-19 Sue McDowall
Climate Change (Educational policy and practice for a changing climate) Rachel Bolstad
Competent Learners Cathy Wylie
Curriculum for the Future Rachel Bolstad
Exploring learning-partnerships using Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) longitudinal data Elliot Lawes
Financial Capability in Aotearoa Jo MacDonald
Games for Learning Rachel Bolstad
He reo ka tipu i ngā kura: Growing te reo Māori in schools Esther Smaill Nicola Bright
He Tīrewa Ako  Sheridan McKinley
Sheridan McKinley
Investigating National Beginning Teachers project Jo MacDonald
Investigating the Auckland Beginning Teachers Project Jo MacDonald
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
Mana Ora: Students Decarbonising Schools evaluation Rachel Bolstad
Manaakitia ngā tamariki kia ora ai - Supporting Student Wellbeing Nicola Bright Sally Boyd
Me aro ki te hā o Hine-ahu-one - Wāhine Māori in Leadership Keita Durie Melissa Denzler
National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Charles Darr
National Survey of Schools Cathy Wylie Mohamed Alansari
PB4L School-Wide evaluation Sally Boyd Evaluation Sally Boyd
Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) Charles Darr
Refreshing The New Zealand Curriculum
School's Carbon Footprint Pilot Rachel Bolstad
Schools collaborating with community and professional experts Rachel Bolstad
Shifting Thinking (Archived)
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
Te Ahu o te Reo
Teaching and Learning Research Initiative Esther Smaill
Teaching and School Practices Survey Tool (TSP) Cathy Wylie Heleen Visser Sue McDowall
Teaching for complex systems thinking Rosemary (Rose) Hipkins MNZM
Unconscious bias and discrimination Jan Eyre
Wellbeing@School toolkit Jonathan Fisher
Women becoming secondary school leaders: Barriers, supports, and enablers Cathy Wylie Jo MacDonald