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Relevant Reports and Research

There is a wealth of information available to assist boards in their governance role. On these pages, you will find links to some of the external research NZSTA has used to underpin our advocacy for member boards. The links provided here are intended as a useful starting point, not a complete list.

Education specific agencies

Hon Hekia Parata - Minister of Education

Hon Nikki Kaye - Associate Minister (Education)

Ministry of Education

Education Review Office

Te Kete Ipurangi - The Online Learning Centre

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

New Zealand Teachers Council

Office of the Auditor General

Team Up

Trustee sites

Secondary Futures - Hoenga Auaha Taiohi

The New Zealand Catholic Education Office
School Governance Australia Ltd (SGAL)


Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment - Labour
LawAccess catalogue of law-related information and resources

New Zealand Government Online

New Zealand Legislation (online and searchable)


New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) - NZCER is an independent educational research organisation with a bicultural focus. They have an international reputation for producing quality educational research and research-based resources. 

Education Counts for information to do with educational statistics and research in New Zealand.

OECD  seeks to develop and review policies to enhance the efficiency and the effectiveness of education provisions and the equity with which their benefits are shared. Strategies include thematic reviews in specific policy areas, and collecting detailed statistical information on education systems, including measures of the competence levels of individuals.

ERIC  provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text. ERIC is sponsored by the United States Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

Accountability and trust

Lecture 1: Spreading Suspicion

Lecture 2: Trust and Terror

Lecture 3: Called to Account

Lecture 4: Trust and Transparency

Lecture 5: Licence to Deceive



Finance and funding

Future of education

Governance and leadership

University of Bath research papers

The Lighthouse Study - Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB)

Do some school boards create higher student achievement than others? The results of a groundbreaking research study, the Lighthouse Inquiry, by the Iowa Association of School Boards indicate that school boards in high-achieving districts are significantly different in their knowledge and beliefs than school boards in low-achieving districts. And, this difference appears to carry through among administrators and teachers throughout the districts.

Education Review Office (NZ)

The Framework for School Reviews was first published in 2002. This 2011 version reflects new review methodology and aligns with the government's new directions for the future. It complements ERO's Evaluation Indicators for School Reviews

The Education Review Office independently evaluates the quality of education in schools and early childhood services and reports on these publicly. Evaluation indicators are a tool used to inform the judgements that ERO review officers make when conducting these evaluations.

ERO - Framework for School Reviews Human Rights

This is a 4-page summary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, without all the legal language. Provided by UNICEF.

The full English language text of the Declaration.

Human Rights Commission reports

International comparisons

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

PISA 2009 at a Glance (OECD, 2010)
Every three years PISA surveys 15-year-olds in the principal industrialised countries and assesses how far students have acquired knowledge and skills considered essential for full participation in society.

McKinsey & Co

New Zealand schools

Commerce Commission

Reforming education

Student achievement

Cumulative and residual effects of teachers on future student academic achievement. (W. Sanders & J Rivers, 1996)

Student perspectives

Whakarongo Mai - Roll and Purpose (1.8 MB)

Political party education reports

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