Podcast #6: Policy analyst Joel Hernandez unveils the real success of three Kiwi secondary schools

Joel Hernandez
Nathan Smith
Podcast
11 March, 2020

Welcome to this week’s New Zealand Initiative podcast with chief editor Nathan Smith. Policy analyst Joel Hernandez joins the stream to discuss the latest developments with his school performance tool. Joel has spent the last two years building a reliable model to assess how New Zealand’s 500 secondary schools are truly faring.

The tool uses data drawn from Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure (or IDI) to separate the contribution of each student’s socioeconomic background from the contribution of the school.

He says the tool has passed its proof of concept testing stage and is ready to be picked up by the Ministry of Education so that reports can be generated for all schools to help bring better education outcomes for students.

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