Public Achievement Information (PAI)

PAI is information about our students, schools and education system that is widely available.

This includes information about how our education system is progressing at national, regional and local levels against measures like:

  • participation in Early Childhood Education (ECE)
  • information about our children’s achievement
  • progress via National Standards and Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori,
  • how many students are gaining key NCEA qualifications by the time they leave school or turn 18.

PAI supports parents, families, whānau, iwi and local communities to get involved with their students’ progress and achievements. It also helps pin point areas that may need more support to make sure students progress and achieve.

Highlights: Public Achievement Information (PAI) 2017

  • 84.6%, or 51,412 students aged 18, achieved NCEA Level 2 in 2016. That’s up by 10.3 percentage points since 2011.
  • NCEA Level 2 achievement by Māori 18 year olds increased by 17.2 percentage points over this five year period.
  • Participation in early learning (ECE) has risen to record levels. 96.7% of children participated in ECE before starting school in the year to December 2016.


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