guiding our practice and actions

The Integrated Education Data Programme

The right information, to the right people, at the right time


The Integrated Education Data programme will improve access to quality education data, enabling informed decisions that support education achievement and wellbeing. 

The rollout of the programme will happen over at least the next five years. It will support Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako to set achievement challenges, and to evaluate progress and share information to improve learner progress and performance.

As the programme develops, the Ministry will continue to work with the sector, as well as a range of other important stakeholders (including the Privacy Commissioner) to ensure information is useful, relevant and can be safely shared.

The first initiative to come out of the programme is the Student Information Sharing Initiative. This aims to address challenges identified by schools about how to share information on their students as they move between schools.

The Student Information Sharing Initiative will allow reliable information about students’ learning and wellbeing to follow them throughout their education journey, leading to better transitions
and improved outcomes. 

Schools won’t need to change their SMS vendor and the initiative will reduce administrative burden and support timely, accurate and comprehensive reporting and analysis by schools and Communities of Learning.

Over the longer term, this work will be expanded to include transitions between early learning services, schools and tertiary providers.

Get involved!

To find out more, collaborate and join the discussion, email us at iEd.programme@education.govt.nz