The Education Review Office (ERO) is the New Zealand government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services.
ERO’s reports are used by parents, teachers, early childhood education managers, school principals and trustees, and by government policy makers.
The Chief Review Officer formally designates individual review officers to carry out reviews in schools and early childhood centres. The functions and powers of the Chief Review Officer are described in Part 28, ss 325-328 of the Education Act 1989.
Education reviews are reports to boards of trustees, managers of early childhood education services and the Government on the quality of education provided for children and students in individual centres and schools. ERO’s reports on individual schools and early childhood services are freely available to the public.