Quality Assurance (including External Evaluation and Review (EER)) Rules 2021

5. Description of EER

  1. EER is part of NZQA’s integrated framework for evaluative quality assurance described in Appendix 2 and is an independent evaluation of:
    1. an institution that leads to a statement of confidence by NZQA in the institution’s educational performance (as described in rule 5.2) and organisational capability in self-assessment (as described in rule 5.3):
    2. a transitional ITO that leads to a statement of confidence by NZQA about the transitional ITO’s performance and organisational capability in self-assessment (as described in rule 5.4).
  2. For the purposes of rule 5.1(a):
    1. educational performance relates to the extent to which the educational outcomes achieved by the institution represent quality and value for students and others:
    2. for EER under rule 6.1 using Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance for EER, organisational performance relates to the extent to which organisational outcomes (inclusive of educational outcomes) achieved by the institution represent quality and value for ākonga, whānau, hapū, iwi, and hāpori Māori (where applicable), other industry stakeholders, and bodies of knowledge such as Mātauranga Māori and Mātauranga ā Iwi.
  3. For the purposes of rule 5.1(a), capability in self-assessment relates to the extent to which the institution uses self-assessment information to understand its educational performance and bring about improvements through applying the requirements for self-assessment set out in Appendix 1.
  4. For the purposes of rule 5.1(b):
    1. the performance of a transitional ITO relates to the extent to which the training outcomes influenced by the transitional ITO represent quality and value for employers, industry, trainees, and government:
    2. capability in self-assessment of a transitional ITO relates to the extent to which the transitional ITO systematically uses self-assessment information to understand its performance and bring about improvement.
  5. The four stages of an EER are: scoping (including selection of focus areas); enquiry (including on-site at the institution); reaching conclusions (including analysis); and issuing a report.
  6. In carrying out an EER NZQA will use the evaluation methods, tools, and processes that are published on its website to inform the conduct of each stage of an EER.

 

 
 
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