Teaching and School Practices Survey Tool He Rauemi Uiui mō te Mahinga Kaiako, Mahinga Kura

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Use the discussion sheet at your school

This online survey tool is designed to provide useful information for school inquiry, review, and development.

It can provide your school with important insights about teaching practices, school practices, and leadership.

The items come out of robust research on effective teaching and school practices and effective principal leadership. They are consistent with the New Zealand Curriculum, ERO’s School Evaluation Indicators, and the draft Standards for the Teaching Profession. Kāhui Ako can get a useful picture across their member schools.

The tool is free, quick, and confidential

The tool is free, and open for use in Terms 2 and 3 each year. It takes teachers around 15 to 20 minutes and principals around 10 to 15 minutes. Principals can choose when to close off the survey and will then immediately get the results. Participation is voluntary, and confidential. No individual teachers can be identified.

NZCER developed this tool

NZCER developed and hosts this tool. NZCER ensures the confidentiality of all data. At the end of the year we will provide a national report that gives the Ministry of Education and the sector an overview of school strengths and needs, and the impact of changes such as Kāhui Ako. No individuals, individual schools, or Kāhui Ako will be identified or identifiable in the national overview.

Active support of collaborative Advisory Group

This survey was developed with the active support of an Advisory Group. The Advisory Group had representatives from NZEI, NZPF, NZAIMS, PPTA, SPANZ and NZSTA, working collaboratively with ERO, the Education Council, the Ministry of Education, and researchers and professional development providers. It has been trialled with a representative cross-section of schools. It is funded by the Ministry of Education.

Find out more in More about the tool and Getting Started