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A list of the reports, articles, and presentations about educational institutions (the Ministry of Education, schools, polytechnics, universities, or wānanga) or education-related matters.
Investing in tertiary education assets
February 2017: This report considers the effectiveness of investment in tertiary education sector assets to support educational success. There is an opportunity for education agencies, tertiary education institutions, and other stakeholders to explore the measurement of the effectiveness of investments in assets, and the potential opportunities for more sector-based investment decisions. We hope that this report will start conversations in the tertiary sector about the further development and reporting of a range of cost-effectiveness measures and tools, for the sector and for individual institutions.
Results of the 2015 tertiary education institution audits
January 2017: We summarise the results of our audits for the year ended 31 December 2015. We provide an update on timeliness, the types of audit opinions we issued, and note the main matters we identified from our audits...
Results of the 2015 school audits
December 2016: We reported on the results of the 2015 school audits to the Ministry of Education on 21 October 2016. This information, on the completion of the 2015 school audits and the types of opinions we issued, was included in our report to the Ministry of Education.
Summary of our Education for Māori reports
October 2016: Every child in New Zealand deserves to thrive physically, academically, socially, and culturally. However, too many Māori children leave school without the education they deserve.
Education for Māori: Using information to improve Māori educational success
June 2016: This report focuses on the use of information across the education sector to support Māori educational success. Although Māori educational achievement is improving overall, results for Māori students from roughly similar communities, being educated in roughly similar settings and circumstances, are very different. Schools must collect, analyse, and use information about Māori students to ensure that they are doing everything they can to give Māori students the best chance at a great education.
Continuing to improve how you report on your TEI’s service performance
September 2015: We sent this letter to the leaders of all tertiary education institutions (TEIs) about the findings of the latest audits. The letter describes which aspects of reporting on TEIs' service performance is done well, and where we'd like to see further improvements...
Education for Māori: Relationships between schools and whānau
February 2015: This is the second report in a five-year programme of work to find out how well the education system supports Māori students to achieve their full potential. In this report, we look at whether schools and whānau are forming effective relationships. We found that there is a risk that some schools do not focus enough on improving their relationships because they think that they have better relationships with whānau than whānau think they do. Our report provides an opportunity for people to think about their schools and their relationships, to understand the differences between schools, and to work to build and use relationships more effectively.
Continuing to improve how you report on your TEI’s service performance
October 2014: We sent this letter to the leaders of all tertiary education institutions (TEIs) about the findings of the latest audits. The letter describes which aspects of reporting on TEIs' service performance is done well, and where we'd like to see further improvements...
Schools: Results of the 2012 audits
May 2014: Up to 28 February 2014, we completed nearly 2450 audits of schools’ financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2012. This report presents the results from our audits of those statements. This report also includes an overview of the financial health of schools as a whole, and articles on state-integrated schools, Kura Kaupapa Māori, and changes to schools’ financial reporting requirements...
Continuing to improve how you report on your TEI’s service performance
December 2013: This is a short document for finance and strategy staff in tertiary education institutions, designed to help them continue to improve their service performance reporting. Organisations that report their service performance well have integrated their strategic planning and objectives with their reporting requirements. They use both these processes to enhance their governance, prioritisation, decision-making, and overall performance...
Education for Māori: Implementing Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success
May 2013: This is the second report in our five-year programme of audits examining the performance of the education system for Māori. We found reason for optimism that the Government’s strategy for education for Māori, Ka Hikitia, will increasingly enable Māori students to succeed. Ka Hikitia is a well-researched and well-consulted document that has the backing of Māori. However, there has been only modest improvement overall in Māori students’ academic results since Ka Hikitia was launched...
Education sector: Results of the 2011 audits
December 2012: This report provides an overview of the results of our audits of education providers in 2011.
Education for Māori: Context for our proposed audit work until 2017
August 2012: This report describes the history of education policy and developments for Māori, sets out some leading research and statistics, and describes the role of the various government agencies involved in education.
Institutional arrangements for training, registering, and appraising teachers
June 2012: This paper describes how public entities, and people in certain roles, influence the quality of teachers through initial teacher training, teacher registration, and monitoring teachers' performance.
New Zealand Qualifications Authority: Assuring the consistency and quality of internal assessment for NCEA
May 2012: We examined the work that NZQA does to ensure that the internally assessed portion of NCEA qualifications is consistently administered throughout the country and of a high quality. This report sets out the results of our performance audit...
Summary of our fraud survey results for schools
May 2012: Cleanest public sector in the world: Keeping fraud at bay.
Summary of our fraud survey results for tertiary education institutions
April 2012: Cleanest public sector in the world: Keeping fraud at bay.
Education sector: Results of the 2010/11 audits
December 2011: This report provides an overview of the results of our audits of, and work with, public entities in the education sector in 2010/11...
Part 9: Reporting student achievement in primary schools
Central government: Results of the 2009/10 audits (volume 1).
Part 8: Payments above a school principal's normal salary
Central government: Results of the 2009/10 audits (volume 1).
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