About the survey
The Science engagement survey is an online tool to help teachers find out how students perceive their science learning in class. There are two versions of the survey: one for Years 0 to 4 and one for Years 5 to 10.
This tool will give schools information about their students’ engagement with science and their perceptions of the learning opportunities that have been provided for them. It provides a useful starting point for designing a science programme that is responsive to students’ interests and needs.
Use this survey for free
There is no charge to use the Science engagement survey. At NZCER we are interested in the sorts of science related learning experiences happening in our primary and early secondary schools. While your school's data will always remain absolutely confidential to your school, we may use aggregated data from all schools to obtain a clearer picture of what's happening and where the gaps are. This information will be used to benefit science education in New Zealand. As there is something in it for us, we provide the survey free.
If your school is already subscribed to NZCER Marking, you can log in and create a Science engagement survey as you would for any PAT assessment.
If your school is not subscribed to NZCER Marking, you’ll need to subscribe. Subscription for the Science Engagement Survey is free. Find out how to use this survey.
NZCER offers a range of assessments, and a team of people who can support and advise schools.
For advice about the use of this survey, including possible workshops, next steps and conversations, head to our Support and advice page for details.