Educational Research for Policy and Practice

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 229–234

School monitoring and quality assurance in the New Zealand school system

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10671-007-9025-y

Cite this article as:
Sakura, F. Educ Res Policy Prac (2007) 6: 229. doi:10.1007/s10671-007-9025-y


This article reports on the New Zealand education quality assurance and school monitoring system, including its framework, and responsibilities of agencies. It first gives an outline of the education system in New Zealand, and then introduces the role of school charters and levels of schooling. To ensure the quality of schools, the methods of school self-review and external reviews of schools are used by the New Zealand government. Schools are given a list of obligations that they have to follow. Assessment policies and the school curriculum are designed to support learning.


AssessmentCurriculumExternal reviewsQuality assuranceSchool chartersSchool reviewsExternal reviews

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hong Kong Communication Art CentreTin HauHong Kong
  2. 2.STFA Yung Yau CollegeTin Shui WaiHong Kong