Summary of consultation online survey responses

In total, there were 25 survey responses. Note that not all survey respondents answered all questions.

12 responses were from Principals, five from Principal Nominees and eight from Senior School Managers.

70-day rule

75% (18 of 24) agreed in principle that for school level reporting, students should only be counted after they are enrolled at a school for a defined period of time.

40% (10 of 25) agreed or strongly agreed with a school level reporting enrolment period of 70 days or more.  12% (3 of 25) disagreed, and 48% (12 of 25) strongly disagreed.

New reports

83% (19 of 23) agreed or strongly agreed that the user guide for the reports provided useful and clear instructions about how to use the reports.  4% (1 of 23) disagreed.  0% strongly disagreed.  13% (3 of 23) did not use the user guide

75% (18 of 24) agreed or strongly agreed that the ability to drill down to lists of individual students in the reports provided them with the information they needed about who is included and excluded from the new measure.  0% disagreed or strongly disagreed.  25% (6 of 24) did not use this feature.

78% (18 of 23) agreed or strongly agreed that the ability to apply filters to customise the reports allows schools to access the information they need to meet reporting requirements for their school community.  9% (2of 23) disagreed or strongly disagreed.  13% (3 of 23) did not use this feature.

82% (19 of 23) agreed or strongly agreed that the new reports were easy to navigate and use.  9.0% (2 of 23) agreed or strongly disagreed.  9% (2 of 23) who answered the survey did not use the new reports.

Summary of questions received

19 sets of questions were received from schools. Of these, nine were from Principals, six from Deputy Principals, two from Senior Management, two from Assistant Principals. There were also a number of media and education agency questions.

Feedback themes and questions centred around the following:

  • Detailed questions about how the 70-day rule works.
  • Requests for roll-based versus enrolment-based measure definitions.
  • Questions about when the new data would be published and provided to the media.
  • Specific questions about a school’s attainment statistics and enrolled cohort to further understand their attainment changes. 
  • Questions about how the methodology of counting students who identify with more than one ethnicity works.
  • Questions about the inclusion of Alternative Education, Teen Parent Unit and ORS-funded (Special Education) students, and the exclusion of international students.
  • Questions about the student lists that make up the measure, the inclusions and exclusions and reasons for these.   There were positive comments about the detail this provided for schools.
  • Questions about how the measure accounts for students who are undertaking non-NCEA qualifications.

Online Survey questions

Question 1


My role is Principal, Principal’s Nominee, Senior Manager, Middle Manager, Teacher, Other.

Question 2


The national measure counts all students with an MOE enrolment of one day or more.

At a school level, the new measure counts students after they are enrolled at a school for a defined period of time.

Do you agree in principle with this school level approach? (Yes/No).

Any further comments?

Questions 3 to 8 sought a selection from the following options:

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Did not use

 

Question 3


The school level reporting enrolment period has been set at 70 days or more.

70 days provides sufficient time for the school to engage a student in an assessment programme.

Any further comments?

Question 4


I found the new reports easy to navigate and use.

Question 5


The ability to drill down to lists of individual students in the reports provides me with the information I need about who is included and who is excluded from the new measure.

Question 6


The ability to apply filters to customise the reports allows me to get information that meets the needs of my community.

Question 7


The user guide provided useful and clear instructions about how to use the reports.

Question 8


If you indicated the user guide wasn’t very helpful or the reports were not easy to navigate, please indicate specific areas you had difficulty with.

Any further comments? If you would like to discuss these questions with someone during the consultation, please contact nceastats@nzqa.govt.nz.

 
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