The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) has evaluated the implementation and early outcomes of Sorted in Schools, Te whai hua – kia ora! This report presents findings for the year from July 2019 to August 2020.
The evaluation was a mixed-methods adaptive evaluation, guided by kaupapa Māori methodology. Sorted in Schools, Te whai hua – kia ora! is a financial capability programme for secondary school students, led by Te Ara Ahunga Ora (the Commission for Financial Capability at the time of publication), and it aims to equip all young New Zealanders for their financial future.
The programme is available for English-medium education (EME) and Māori-medium education (MME). In this report we use Sorted in Schools, Te whai hua – kia ora! when referring to the programme as a whole, Sorted in Schools when referring to the EME programme, and Te whai hua – kia ora! when referring to the MME programme. The resources were designed by CORE Education and Te Ara Ahunga Ora and co-constructed with teachers and kaiako.
The evaluation combined the multiple sources of data and used a rubric to judge the Sorted in Schools, Te whai hua – kia ora! programme overall, as well as against each criterion in the evaluation framework.