The Education Review Office

The Education Review Office | Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga (ERO), is the New Zealand government’s external evaluation agency that informs and facilitates improvement in early learning services, kōhanga reo, puna kōhungahunga, kura and schools.

Education reviews are reports to boards of trustees, on the quality of education provided for children and students in schools. The purpose of ERO’s reviews is to give parents and the wider school community assurance about the quality of education that schools provide and their children receive. An ERO school report answers the question “How effectively is this school’s curriculum promoting student learning - engagement, progress and achievement?” Under that overarching question ERO reports on the quality of education and learning outcomes for children and for specific groups of children including Maori students, Pacific students and students with special needs. ERO also reports on the quality of the school’s systems for sustaining and continuing improvements.

ERO are moving from event-based external reviews to supporting each school in a process of continuous improvement – so that every school is a great school and every child a success. This new approach is called Te Ara Huarau and you can read about it here Te Ara Huarau; the new approach to evaluation | Education Review Office (

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Our Latest ERO Report