Organisation

New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER)

Report

Secondary schools in 2018: findings from the NZCER national survey

Every three years since 2003, the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) has undertaken a national survey of secondary schools. The latest survey shows that schools feel under pressure to meet the increasingly complex needs of students, including mental health issues.
Report

Teaching practices, school practices and principal leadership: the first national picture 2017

New Zealand now has its first national picture of teaching and school practices, and principal leadership in English-medium schools.
Evaluation

Formative evaluation of the Principal Recruitment Allowance

New Zealand's Principal Recruitment Allowance is an allowance available to boards of trustees in schools which face significant challenges and have a principal vacancy. This formative evaluation seeks to understand how a programme is operating and inform decision making aimed at improvement.
Report

Pasifika students, Pasifika cultural activities, and engagement with Pasifika families

The NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools 2016 included a number of questions that asked specifically about matters related to Pasifika students, Pasifika families, or Pasifika cultural activities at school. We have brought the responses to these questions together for researchers working in...
Evaluation

Game coding workshops in New Zealand public libraries: evaluation of a pilot project

Participants were taken step by step through the process of creating their own simple 2D videogame, learning the basics of coding, computational thinking, and digital game design. The workshops were free and drew 426 people across the seven locations. 85% of participants completed an online...