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Introduction - CEO Interview - Educational Progress  

Real Progress*

* Data presented is taken from the Ministry of Education’s Paerangi School Improvement Report (1996 – 2003)
Between 1996 and 2003,Māori boarding schools experienced both a decline and a sharp recovery in educational performance. This gradual deterioration and then improvement in academic performance mirrors the drop and increase in total school rolls.

Roll size, particularly over time, is a useful indicator of a school’s performance. A decline suggests that a school is underperforming and its community knows. On the other hand, roll growth suggests a school is performing well.

Following dramatic roll decline between 1996 and 1999, the Paerangi collective regained lost ground quickly, with overall roll growth of 29% between 2000 and 2003.
Overall, Paerangi rolls increased by 13% between 1996 and 2003. The schools experienced significant growth in years 9 and 10, whilst the student numbers in years 12 and 13 remained fairly similar in 1996 and 2003.

Whilst the number of students in years 11 and 12 in 1996 was similar to the number in 2002, the proportion of students in these years was smaller in 2002. By contrast, the number and proportion of students in the junior years increased significantly.

In 2003, students in years 9 and 10 made up 59% of the total roll, compared with 50% in 1996. The total roll of all Paerangi year 9 students grew by over 50% between 1996 and 2003, compared with overall roll growth of 13% in that period.
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