Measuring “Value Added” in New Zealand Schools

  • Robert Strathdee
  • Therese Boustead


The New Zealand Curriculum, Evaluation and Management (CEM) Centre is an educational research unit based at the University of Canterbury. It is taxed with supplying statistical measurement and analysis services for schools on the progress of their students. In particular, it provides data on the value added progress of participating schools. This article aims to situate the work of the CEM Centre in contemporary educational debates, and to inform the wider educational community about the CEM Centre’s work.


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Author Biographies

Robert Strathdee
Therese Boustead
How to Cite
STRATHDEE, Robert; BOUSTEAD, Therese. Measuring “Value Added” in New Zealand Schools. The New Zealand Annual Review of Education, [S.l.], n. 14, july 2004. ISSN 1178-3311. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 oct. 2020. doi:


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