Evidence

guiding our practice and actions

ERO resources and publications

3 resources for Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako

ERO has released three resources to help support Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako with a conceptual framework about what international evidence tells us about effective collaboration in education communities and draws together what ERO knows about Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako so far.

Collaboration to Improve Learner Outcomes is a synthesis of the research and evaluation about effective collaboration. This resource includes a framework that shows what the evidence suggests is important in developing collective capacity for improvement. The Building Collective Capacity for Improvement Framework consists of 7 dimensions of practice. For each dimension, examples of effective practice are described.

Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako uses the dimensions of the Building Collective Capacity for Improvement Framework as the basis for a set of progressions that describe what Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako might be doing at different stages of their collaboration journey. The key questions and descriptions of practice can be used as an evaluation tool.

Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako in action draws together what ERO knows about Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako as they move from establishment to implementation. This report is based on information collected from schools (that are already members of Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako) during their regular ERO evaluations; information gained from the workshops ERO has conducted with Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako; and findings from the in-depth work being done alongside of Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako.

Other ERO resources and publications

School leadership that works

This is a must for school leaders, particularly less experienced school leaders who may be seeking to develop and grow their leadership by learning from the good practice of others. It cites key evidence from research and further illustrates the recently published ERO School Evaluation Indicators.

Educationally powerful connections with parents and whānau

We know from research that most parents and whānau have friendly relationships with schools but for relationships to positively impact on learners, they must be ‘educationally powerful’. This report tells the stories of schools that have developed effective relationships with families and whānau. 

School evaluation indicators

The school evaluation indicators reflect a deepening understanding of how schoolsimprove, and the role that evaluation plays in that process. It also reflects a strengthened relationship between ERO’s approaches to evaluation in English-medium and Māori-medium settings.

Effective internal evaluation for improvement

This revised booklet is useful for any organisation interested in internal evaluation for improvement. This overview of the processes and reasoning involved in effective internal evaluation for improvement draws on a recently published resource Effective Internal Evaluation – How to do and use internal evaluation for improvement.

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