"This group of five studies reports on aspects of the AUSAD initiative in Mangere and Otara that is designed to improve the capacity of the schools to analyse, share and learn from their student achievement information. The Mangere and Otara schools have a predominantly Pasifika school population. ... The first three studies have a teaching and leadership focus ... . The final two studies focus on the community and school interface and examine issues related to parents' and boards of trustees' relationships with the teaching professionals"--Executive summary.
Includes bibliographical references.
study one: Follow-up to report on sustainability of professional development in literacy : shifting the focus to professional learning -- study two: Running records and the time to teach -- study three: Assessment and its impact on written language teaching practice -- study four: Reporting to parents in Māori bilingual units -- study five: Accountability and governance understandings of students achievement.