The Educational Assessment Research Unit is contracted by the Ministry
of Education to run the National Education Monitoring Project and to
manage research studies which involve deeper analyses of national research
Based in the city of Dunedin, in
the lower south island of New Zealand. EARU works with schools
and educational institutions dedicated to improving the New Zealand
educational curriculum through comprehensive assessment and analysis.
Having worked on the National Education Monitoring Project for
the last 15 years, EARU has been responsible for providing schools
and the educational sector with annual reports on Year 4 and Year
8 students' development in the core curriculum areas of education
in New Zealand.
With a core staff of seven dedicated
individuals and having approached hundreds of teachers over the years
as both advisors and administrators to NEMP, EARU has built a strong
connection to both national and international organisations and has
gained a highly regarded profile in the educational sector.