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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)
Aotearoa New Zealand's histories and Te Takanga o te Wā Nicola Bright
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
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
Manaakitia ngā tamariki kia ora ai - Supporting Student Wellbeing Nicola Bright Sally Boyd
National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Charles Darr
National Surveys are now live Cathy Wylie Mohamed Alansari
PB4L School-Wide evaluation Sally Boyd
Play.sport Evaluation Sally Boyd
Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) Charles Darr
School's Carbon Footprint Pilot 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 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