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A list of the reports, articles, and presentations about educational institutions (the Ministry of Education, schools, polytechnics, universities, or wānanga) or education-related matters.
Summary of our fraud survey results for tertiary education institutions
April 2012: Cleanest public sector in the world: Keeping fraud at bay.
Education sector: Results of the 2010/11 audits
December 2011: This report provides an overview of the results of our audits of, and work with, public entities in the education sector in 2010/11...
Part 9: Reporting student achievement in primary schools
Central government: Results of the 2009/10 audits (volume 1).
Part 8: Payments above a school principal's normal salary
Central government: Results of the 2009/10 audits (volume 1).
Part 7: Results of tertiary education institution audits for 2009
Central government: Results of the 2009/10 audits (volume 1).
Part 10: Tertiary Education Commission's monitoring of the tertiary education institution sector
Central government: Results of the 2008/09 audits.
Part 11: Our audit role in Māori immersion schools
Central government: Results of the 2008/09 audits.
Part 9: Accountability for public funding of integrated schools
Central government: Results of the 2008/09 audits.
Part 8: Results of tertiary education institution audits for 2008
Central government: Results of the 2008/09 audits.
Ministry of Education: Managing support for students with high special educational needs
October 2009: We carried out a performance audit to assess how well the Ministry of Education manages four initiatives set up to support school-age students that it assesses as having the highest level of intellectual, sensory, or physical disabilities, speech language diffi culties, or behavioural needs...
How the Ministry of Education managed the 2008 national school bus transport tender process
October 2009: Overall, the Ministry’s procurement approach was sound. No process is perfect, and we found a number of areas for improvement that we expect the Ministry to address in any subsequent bus tender processes...
Part 6: Results of 2007 tertiary education institution audits
Central government: Results of the 2007/08 audits.
Ministry of Education: Supporting professional development for teachers
August 2008: We carried out a performance audit that looked at the Ministry of Education's arrangements to support the professional development of primary and secondary school teachers after they have graduated from a teacher education programme...
Ministry of Education: Monitoring and supporting school boards of trustees
June 2008: Overall, the Ministry provides some useful training and general support for all boards. It also has good systems for supporting boards that are clearly at risk of poor performance. We have made nine recommendations...
New Zealand Qualifications Authority: Monitoring the quality of polytechnic education
May 2007: We carried out a performance audit to provide assurance to Parliament that NZQA, having delegated its quality assurance functions, has maintained enough oversight of this delegation and ensures that there are processes in place so that the Board is informed of any quality issues in the polytechnic sector...
Part 7: Unlawful expenditure by schools
Central government: Results of the 2005/06 audits.
Part 3.6: Student loan debt
Part 3.6 of a report on the results of the 1999-2000 central government audits.
Ministry of Education: Management of the school property portfolio
June 2006: School property is the second largest publicly owned property portfolio in the country, with a capital value of $7,000 million. The Ministry of Education has better controls in place than when we last audited school property management in 2001. However, it has only partly addressed our recommendations for improving its overview of the overall condition of the school property portfolio and the maintenance that school boards undertake...
Part 6: Intellectual property
Central government: Results of the 2004-05 audits.
Inquiry into certain aspects of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
December 2005: This audit and inquiry followed a request for assurance from the then Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education). There were concerns about possible conflicts of interest in transactions worth large sums of money. Other issues emerged as we began our inquiry...
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