Research & Evaluation

We have always invested in research to measure the effectiveness of our pedagogy. The research to date shows the strong improvement in learning outcomes is supported by:

  • an effective Learning pedagogy that is materially changing the school experience of students from years 1 to 13
  • high levels of parental engagement
  • affordability of 1 : 1 digital devices for all students from years 4 to 13
  • provision of fast internet to all students to enable any time, any place, any pace learning from any one
Current Research

2017 Evaluation of the Manaiakalani programme


Professor Stuart McNaughton, Director of the Woolf Fisher Research Centre (WFRC) and Chief Education Scientific Advisor for the Ministry of Education has noted:


The evidence is that substantial acceleration occurred for students in years 4 to 10 when tracked over three years, especially in writing (which was the partnership focus between 2012 – 2014). If a child was continuously present in a Manaiakalani school, that is they got the full ‘dosage’, the rate of gain in writing was twice that expected nationally. This means that these students on average made one more year’s progress above the expected rate per year if they were there for three years. The accelerated rate for reading and maths, although lower at half a year’s additional gain, was still educationally significant.

Completed Research

Pieces of research relevant to this project from 2007 to 2011 have been completed by Colleen Gleeson and Dorothy Burt. From 2012 the research has been conducted by Woolf Fisher Research Centre at The University of Auckland. The principal researchers are Dr. Rebecca Jesson, Prof Stuart McNaughton and Dr. Aaron Wilson.


These are available from the links below.

2018: Developing in the Digital World Whanau Pamphlet - Early Adopting Schools
2018: Developing in the Digital World Whanau Pamphlet - Later Adopting Schools
2017: Manaiakalani Cluster Student Achievement and Progress Report - Term 4, 2017
2017: Value Proposition - Professor Stuart McNaughton
2017: Classroom Observation Analysis Report, 2013-2017
2017: Developing in Digital Worlds
2017: Summer Learning Journey: Students Blogging through the Summer holidays of 2016 - 2017.
2017: Cluster Student Achievement Data Gains Report. Term 1, 2016 to Term 1, 2017.
2016: Student Achievement Data Gains Report. Term 1, 2016 to Term 4, 2016.
2016: Evaluation of the impact of Blogging through the Summer holidays on student writing outcomes.
2015: Uploaded in March, 2016. Executive Summary of the Report on the evaluation of the 2015 school year
2015: Uploaded in March, 2016. Full Report on the evaluation of the 2015 school year
2014-2015: Manaiakalani Digital Teacher Academy evaluation by NZCER: Addendum
2014-2015: Manaiakalani Digital Teacher Academy evaluation by NZCER: Original Report
2012-2014: Milestone 3 year report uploaded in July, 2015. Executive Summary of Final Report on the evaluation of the 2012 – 2014 school years
2012-2014: Milestone 3 year report uploaded in July, 2015. Full Report of Final Report on the evaluation of the 2012 – 2014 school years
2013: Milestone 3 report uploaded in June, 2014. A complete summary of the evaluation of the 2013 school year
2013: This is the interim summary presented on February 4th, 2014 to the Cluster
2012: The first Milestone report of a three year research period is available
2011: Manaiakalani Evaluation Report 2011: The Netbook Pilot Year
2008 - 2010: What is the impact of the Manaiakalani Project on literacy teaching and learning?
2010: July Holidays - Student Internet Useage Report
2009: EHSAS Manaiakalani Report
2008: EHSAS Manaiakalani Report
2007: Podcasting with KPE - "The Lure of Podcasting"

Presentation to the Boards Forum in November 2015 by Dr Rebecca Jesson relating to the 2012-2014 research findings is available here

Parent information relating to the 2013 research programme is available here



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