Te Hono o Te Kahurangi - External evaluation and review

The Te Hono o Te Kahurangi external evaluation and review process uses a range of methods and tools to reach reliable and valid judgements about organisational performance and capability in self-reflective practice.

Ngā pātai aromātai – key evaluative questions

Ngā pātai aromātai are key evaluative questions used by evaluators to help guide the enquiry process related to respective NZQA business processes.

See section 8 of the Te Hono o te Kahurangi guidelines (PDF, 1.1MB).

Ka pēhea tā koutou whakapuaki i te kaupapa, ā, ka pēhea koutou e mōhio ai e whakatutukihia ana?

Ngā paearu – evaluative rubrics

Ngā paearu are evaluative rubrics that outline criteria used by evaluators when making judgements about the quality of an organisation’s overall performance and reflective practice.

See section 8 of the Te Hono o te Kahurangi guidelines.

Ngā Hua o te Whare Ako

(Organisational Performance)

Te Whakairinga Kōrero

(Self Reflective Practice)

Pounamu Kahurangi Pounamu Kahurangi

ALL the following:

  • Expression of kaupapa are clearly exemplary and imbue practice in nearly all levels of the organisation, the focus area.
  • Very few or no gaps or weaknesses.
  • Any gaps or weaknesses have no significant impact and are managed effectively.

ALL the following:

  • Expression of kaupapa are clearly exemplary and inform highly effective self-reflective practice used to gain a comprehensive understanding of organisational performance and bring about wide ranging, worthwhile improvements.
  • Clear and comprehensive evidence of improved outcomes.
  • Any gaps or weaknesses are not significant and managed effectively.
  • Self-reflective practice is clearly part of a coherent and comprehensive approach across the organisation, the focus area.
Pounamu Whakairo Pounamu Whakairo

ALL the following:

  • Expressions of kaupapa are generally strong and imbue practice across most levels of the organisation, the focus area.
  • Few gaps or weaknesses.
  • Gaps or weaknesses have some impact but are mostly managed effectively.

ALL the following:

  • Expressions of kaupapa are generally strong and inform effective self-reflective practice and understanding of organisational practice used to bring about worthwhile improvements.
  • Good evidence of improved outcomes.
  • Any gaps or weaknesses are not significant and mostly managed effectively.
  • Self-reflective practice is generally a part of a reasonably coherent and comprehensive approach across the organisation, the focus area.
Pounamu Hukihuki Pounamu Hukihuki

ALL the following:

  • Expressions of kaupapa are inconsistent across most levels of the organisation, the focus area
  • Some gaps or weaknesses have impact, and are not managed effectively.
  • Meets minimum expectations/requirements as far as can be determined.

ALL the following:

  • Expressions of kaupapa are of inconsistent quality or used inconsistently to understand organisational performance and bring about worthwhile improvements.
  • Limited or little evidence of improved outcomes.
  • Some significant gaps or weaknesses in self-reflective practice which are not managed effectively.
  • Self-reflective practice is not part of a coherent and comprehensive approach across the organisation, the focus area.
He pounamu He pounamu

ANY ONE of the following:

  • Expressions of kaupapa are unacceptably weak and not evident at all levels of organisation, the focus area.
  • Significant gaps or weaknesses are not managed effectively.
  • Does not meet minimum expectations/requirements.

ANY ONE of the following:

  • Expressions of kaupapa are ineffective or demonstrate serious weaknesses.
  • Little or no evidence of improved outcomes.
  • Weaknesses not addressed effectively or require significant improvement to meet minimum expectations.

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