Since the Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG) and Reference Group were established in May 2018, we’ve heard from many educators, students, parents, whānau, iwi and communities across New Zealand who have shared their thoughts on progress and achievement in schools and kura. The feedback we received fed into the emerging ideas developed by the Ministerial Advisory Group, and will inform the recommendations the Group is now developing for the Minister of Education.
In term 4 last year, the Curriculum, Progress and Achievement Reference Group led engagement on the MAG’s emerging ideas for strengthening the focus on curriculum, progress and achievement. Members of the Group led discussions with Māori educators to capture their perspective on the emerging ideas for both English and Māori Medium settings. There were discussions with Pacific educators to hear their views perspective on the emerging ideas. There was also strong representation from educators and communities with a disability and learning support perspective.
Earlier this year we proposed changes to the national priorities for PLD to support a focus on curriculum, progress and achievement. The proposed priorities were tested with sector representatives, and with the wider sector through online surveys.
A separate report on the quantitative data from the English medium survey is also available. A similar analysis of Māori medium survey responses wasn’t possible due to the number of responses. You can read more on the new national priorities for professional learning and development.