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Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins and Marie Cameron
Publication type: Literature review

This report outlines findings from a literature review of trends in assessment policy and practice, which was commissioned by the Ministry of Education (the Ministry).

The primary purpose of this report is to inform the Ministry as it considers updating its position on assessment, last articulated in the position paper titled Assessment (Schooling Sector) 2011 (Ministry of Education, 2011).

26 November 2018
Author(s): Maraea Hunia, Basil Keane, Nicola Bright, Helen Potter, Kiwa Hammond, and Ropata Ainsley
Publication type: Research report

The report presents findings on the health and wellbeing of te reo Māori, and whānau aspirations for te reo in homes and communities, and in education. 

11 September 2018
Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins
Publication type: Research report

This paper illustrates the the evolution of the key competencies as The New Zealand Curriculum was developed, using the visual models that supported thinking at different stages of the curriculum project.
The types of evidence and processes used to support their development are also summarised.

The second paper from this research is 2 How the key competencies evolved over time: Insights from the research.

28 May 2018
Author(s): Sue McDowall and Rosemary Hipkins
Publication type: Research report

This paper analyses a series of research projects to describe how understandings about key competencies have developed over the decade since The New Zealand Curriculum was published.

The first paper from this research is 1 How the key competencies were developed: The evidence base.

9 April 2018
Author(s): Cathy Wylie, Sue McDowall, Hilary Ferral, Rachel Felgate, and Heleen Visser
Publication type: Research summary
28 March 2018
Author(s): Cathy Wylie, Sue McDowall, Hilary Ferral, Rachel Felgate, and Heleen Visser
Publication type: Research report
28 March 2018
Author(s): Elliot Lawes and Sally Boyd
Publication type: Research report

This report describes a study that analysed Wellbeing@School student and teacher survey data from 400 New Zealand schools and produced an infographic summary. It provides the methodological details behind the infographic and also extends the findings. 

12 March 2018
Author(s): Karen Vaughan
Publication type: Research summary

In late 2017 an evaluation of Engineering Education to Employment (Engineering e2e) was undertaken by New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) Chief Researcher Karen Vaughan. This was a high-level review of documentation and 16 interviews with Steering Group members and initiative or project leaders asking about the ways in which Engineering e2e acted as a systems integrator and what can be learned from this. This is a summary of its findings.

28 February 2018
Author(s): Karen Vaughan
Publication type: Research report

Report prepared for the Tertiary Education Commission and the Engineering e2e Steering Group.

20 February 2018
Author(s): Jo MacDonald, Nicola Bright, Teresa Maguire, Melanie Berg
Publication type: Research report

This report presents the findings from the research undertaken to explore the use of Fire and Emergency New Zealand's fire safety education programmes in schools, kura, and early childhood education (ECE) centres including kōhanga reo. 

11 January 2018

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