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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
Benton Reports: Te Tirohanga i te Kōrerotanga o te Reo Rangatira i Roto i ngā Kainga Maori me ngā Rohe
Children’s experiences of learning at home through COVID-19 Sue McDowall
Climate Change (Educational policy and practice for a changing climate) Rachel Bolstad
Competencies in NZC Rosemary (Rose) Hipkins MNZM
Competent Learners Cathy Wylie
Curriculum for the Future Rachel Bolstad
Evaluation of the Teach First NZ programme pilot
Exploring learning-partnerships using Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) longitudinal data Elliot Lawes
Financial Capability in Aotearoa Jo MacDonald
Future focussed issues in education Rachel Bolstad
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
Impact of education reforms Cathy Wylie
Inclusive Practices Tools (IPT) Development Project Jonathan Fisher Sally Boyd
Investigating National Beginning Teachers project Jo MacDonald
Investigating the Auckland Beginning Teachers Project Jo MacDonald
Ka Whānau Mai te Reo Nicola Bright
Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko - National Digital Readiness Programme evaluation Nicola Bright Rachel Bolstad
Knowing Practice Karen Vaughan
Learner Success in Building and Construction Jan Eyre
Learning experiences outside the classroom (LEOTC) contract monitoring
Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool Jan Eyre
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
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 and Consistency Tool (PaCT) Charles Darr
Refreshing The New Zealand Curriculum
School libraries and their impact Sue McDowall
School's Carbon Footprint Pilot Rachel Bolstad
Schools collaborating with community and professional experts Rachel Bolstad
Science community engagement Rachel Bolstad
Science in the curriculum
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
Sport in Education evaluation support Sally Boyd
Student activism: learning through action Sophie Watson
Te Ahu o te Reo
Teachers of promise Marie Cameron
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
Tracking principals appointments Cathy Wylie
Transforming Industry-Led Assessment of On-Job Learning Karen Vaughan
Unconscious bias and discrimination Jan Eyre
Wellbeing@School toolkit Jonathan Fisher
Women becoming secondary school leaders: Barriers, supports, and enablers Cathy Wylie Jo MacDonald