We have always invested in research to measure the effectiveness of our pedagogy.
The research to date shows that 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 1 to 13
provision of fast internet to all students to enable any time, any place, any pace learning from any one
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."