ERO Report on Promoting Success for Maori Students» 06/10/2010, Posted by Site Admin
The Education Review Office (ERO) report 'Promoting Success for Maori Students: Schools' Progress' (June 2010) evaluates how schools have promoted success for Maori students since ERO's previous national report in 2006.
The report said there was some evidence that the quality of teaching for Maori students had improved since 2006; half of sample secondary schools achieved improved NCEA results as well as improvement in literacy and numeracy for a quarter of primary schools.
However, data continued to show sustained Maori under-achievement in education.
The report found that a substantial number of schools did not review their own performance in relation to Maori achievement, did not make effective use of data to improve programmes and did not conduct research about students' learning.
The success of Maori students at school is a matter of national interest and priority. ERO has published five national evaluation reports on this topic since 2001. These have identified system-wide issues and recommended steps to be taken by schools and by the Ministry of Education to promote success for Maori in education. This 2010 ERO evaluation indicates that not all educators have yet recognised their professional responsibility to provide a learning environment that promotes success for Maori students.
ERO's Chief Review Officer Dr Graham Stoop has indicated that ERO will no longer consider any school to be high performing unless Maori students are achieving well.
Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples said the report revealed a "crisis of failure" in schools.
Guidelines: To improve Maori achievement, schools needed to:
* Monitor trends in student attendance and achievement.
* Adopt classroom and school-wide practices for assessment, analysis of achievement information, target setting and evaluation of initiatives.
* Improve relationships with whanau.
* Build better relationships with Maori students.
The ERO Report Promoting Success for Maori Students: Schools' Progress (June 2010) is available from:
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NZ Herald http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10678481
Radio NZ http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport
ERO Website: http://www.ero.govt.nz/About-ERO/News-Media-Releases/ERO-report-Promoting-Success-for-Maori-Students-Schools-Progress