Official targets for Maori primary pupils are likely to be missed by as much as 20 per cent in some cases.
The Ministry of Education has published its four-year plan, including five indicators that it says provide a “litmus test” of its progress in lifting student achievement.
At the primary school level, the official target is to have 85 per cent of Maori students at or above the national standard in reading, writing and mathematics next year.
The most recent Maori results available from 2014 show that will be missed by a considerable margin.
The National government set a very ambitious target for improving Maori achievement. While they are no where near achieving their goal of 85% in traditional state schools some Partnership schools are making significant progress. The Partnership schools of course are an Act Party initiative so it is Act that Maori can thank for the improvement. The Maori Party and the Maori community in fact are very supportive of Act’s initiative which is no surprise given the results.
Just look at the difference when you view Vanguard Military School’s results.