Teaching, School, and Principal Leadership Practices Survey Tool He Rauemi Uiui mō te Mahinga Kaiako, Mahinga Kura, Mahinga Tumuaki
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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 principal leadership. Kāhui Ako can get a useful picture across their member schools.

The items come out of robust research on effective practices. They are consistent with the New Zealand Curriculum, ERO’s School Evaluation Indicators, and the Standards for the Teaching Profession, and the new Educational Leadership Capability Framework.

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 start and finish the survey, and the results are available immediately. Participation is voluntary, and confidential. No individual teacher responses can be identified.

Read here for important information about reporting for small schools with 3 or fewer responding teachers.

NZCER developed this tool

NZCER developed and hosts this tool. NZCER ensures the confidentiality of all data. At the end of the year we provide a national report that gives the Ministry of Education and the sector an overview of school strengths and needs. 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 in 2017 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 (now Teaching Council), the Ministry of Education, and researchers and professional development providers.

Find out more in More about the tool and Getting Started