The Impact of Kia Eke Panuku
Principals’ views on Kia Eke Panuku
A survey of Principals involved in Kia Eke Panuku was undertaken at the end of 2015 by the Ministry of Education Research and Evaluation Team. The survey was sent to 91 principals, 75 (82%) of whom responded.
Principals report improved outcomes for Māori students
- 93% report their school involvement in Kia Eke Panuku has contributed to Māori students’ improved enjoyment of being at school (1)
- 93% report their school involvement in Kia Eke Panuku has contributed to the improved engagement of Māori students (2)
- 88% report their school involvement in Kia Eke Panuku has contributed to the improved retention of Māori students (3)
- 90% report their school involvement in Kia Eke Panuku has contributed to the improved academic achievement of Māori students (4)
- We are committed to this journey and want to keep going
- Having the Kia Eke Panuku team there for us in person, or via technology, has worked well to give us courage to keep paddling, no matter how hard things were
- The key change is that these things are no longer in the too hard basket ... we don’t let tasks sit or drop off the list.
ERO observes impact of Kia Eke Panuku in Schools
During 2015, the Education Review Office (ERO) reviewed 25 Kia Eke Panuku schools.
In the subsequent ERO reports, the influence of Kia Eke Panuku was mentioned favourably in 15 reports.
Improved classroom practice in Kia Eke Panuku schools
Between 2014 and 2015, both students and teachers reported improved in-class relationships and learning interactions.This finding comes from the two processes of Rongohia te Hau.
Rongohia te Hau begins with a survey of student and teacher experiences, followed by classroom walk-through observations.
From both these measures, we see greater evidence of culturally responsive and relational pedagogy in classroom practice, with both students and teachers reporting improved experiences.
Reporoa College - ‘Closing the Gaps’
Reporoa College has seen a significant increase in Māori students' NCEA achievement since they joined Kia Eke Panuku.
- 25% to “a large extent”; 51% to “some extent” and 17% to “a small extent”
- 26% to “a large extent”; 48% to “some extent” and 19% to “a small extent
- 13% to “a large extent”; 54% to “some extent” and 20% to “a small extent”
- 20% to “a large extent”; 51% to “some extent” and 19% to “a small extent”