Evidence and data

Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako are able to use the data and evidence we provide to develop achievement challenges, make good decisions and know what progress they are making in raising the achievement of their children and young people.

Number of Communities of Learning

As of August 2017 there were 210 Communities of Learning spread throughout New Zealand, with 1734 schools, 279 early learning services and 8 tertiary providers part of a Community of Learning involving more than 581,000 students.

Download a map of Communities of Learning in New Zealand [PDF, 142 KB].


View a map of Communities of Learning or search by region. (external link)


Details about each Community of Learning including member schools, kura and early childhood services, contact details and leader are provided in a profile, indexed by district.

Here is an example for Nelson City Community of Learning. (external link)

Public achievement information

We publish participation and achievement information about Communities of Learning, schools, learners and the education system on our Education Counts website (external link) . The data is indexed by ethnic group, school, regional council and territorial authority.

Our public achievement information (PAI) data includes: 

  • participation in early childhood education
  • National Standards attainment
  • Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori attainment
  • school leaver attainment, including leavers’ tertiary destinations
  • 18 year olds with NCEA Level 2.

Uptake and early implementation report

This report provides an overview of the early implementation of Communities of Learning up to December 2016.

Read or download the report. (external link)

Education Review Office (ERO) resources and publications

ERO has released 3 reports that present a conceptual framework to help support Communities of Learning with international evidence about effective collaboration in education communities. The reports draw together what ERO knows about Communities of Learning so far:

  • Collaboration to improve learner outcomes
  • Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako: Working towards collaborative practice
  • Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako in action

The reports and other resources are available from the ERO website. (external link)

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