Evaluation Associates | Te Huinga Kākākura Mātauranga offers a wide range of services to the education community. We work with schools and clusters of schools to improve leader and teacher practice in ways that have a demonstrable impact on ākonga achievement.

Professional learning for kura and schools

We provide professional learning and development tailored to suit your needs and your budget.

Assessment for learning

We offer support to use the most effective, research endorsed learning strategies - Assessment for Learning.

Curriculum design and review

We can support you to embed the principles and practices of the NZC to its innovative extent.

Kohiko Mai

Short-term, strength-based intervention designed for Year 7-10 learners.

Home-school partnerships

Students learn best when they are able to build strong, learning-focused relationships with those who mediate and support their learning.

Innovative learning environments

Find out how we can help you, whether your buildings are modern or not! Our facilitators are comfortable in any teaching space.

Kaupapa Māori

We can help pouārahi and kaiako to define what success looks like so that they can measure progress.

Learning across the curriculum

Help your teachers develop their pedagogical content knowledge within specialised learning areas.

Learning-focused conversations

Build a culture in your school where you can tackle tricky conversations (rather than avoid them)and get results while everyone’s mana remains intact.


We support your teachers to ensure that your students have the necessary literacy skills to access all the learning areas of our curriculum.

Narrative assessment

Looking for different ways to recognise progress? Find out how we can help you support students whose progress doesn’t fit standard models.


We can support teachers to develop effective mathematics teaching and learning in the classroom to engage and empower learners.

School-wide appraisal systems

Your school appraisal process should be making a measurable difference to your teachers’ teaching and your learners’ learning.

School-wide assessment systems

How much assessment is too much assessment? Or not enough? Are you getting the most out of the assessment information you have?

Teaching as inquiry

While the inquiry process seems straight forward, real inquiry into teaching and learning involves real evaluative skills and thinking.

Ministry of Education PLD priorities - Term 4, 2020

The Ministry of Education has refocused the national PLD priorities to support teachers and leaders, and to align with the focus on curriculum, progress and achievement.

Professional learning for Kāhui Ako | Communities of Learning

We provide professional learning and development tailored to suit your needs and your budget.

Overview of services for Kāhui Ako

We can help you develop collaborative principles and practices across your Kāhui Ako.

PLD Services for Kāhui Ako

Professional Learning and Development opportunities tailored for your Kāhui Ako

Change Managers for Kāhui Ako

Evaluation Associates is an approved provider of change management services to Kāhui Ako. 

Leadership Services

Support for beginning principals

An overview of the support available for beginning principals/ tumuaki.

Beginning Principals National hui

A national hui for beginning principals is held each year. Find details here.

Regional hui for beginning principals

Regional hui are held for beginning principals in their region each term.

Principal Professional Learning Groups

An overview of the PLG support available for established principals/ tumuaki.

Specific support for established principals

An overview of the specific support available for established principals/ tumuaki.

School leadership

Are you an effective leader looking to drive your school to the next level, or looking for support for your senior, middle or aspiring leaders? We can help.

Appraisal for principals and senior leaders

Effective appraisal helps your senior leaders develop to their full potential. We appraise principals and senior leaders using an inquiry approach.

Assessment and evaluation

Project evaluation

We carry out small and large scale national and international evaluations and research. Use our evaluative capability to keep you informed.

e-asTTle support

We work with schools to enable them to get the best out of e-asTTle so that the results can truly enhance teaching and learning.

e-asTTle writing marking and moderation

We can moderate the marking of your e-asTTle scripts to give you an independent check on accuracy.

Data analysis

Valid data, simply and powerfully analysed and presented, provides a pathway to improvement in both teaching and learning.

Other services

Arinui - our online appraisal tool

Arinui is a school-wide appraisal tool based in New Zealand. It allows your teachers to critically reflect on their teaching practice in a safe, secure online place.