Schooling - Students learning Pacific languages by level and language 2000–2020

Ministry of Education

Definitions

Pacific medium education is where a Pacific language is the medium of instruction for more than 3 hours a week (12% of typical classroom time). Pacific medium education is measured at four levels: Level 1: 81-100% of the time, Level 2: 51-80% of the time, Level 3: 31-50% of the time, and Level 4: 12-30% of the time.

Pacific language as a separate subject is where students are learning a Pacific language as a separate subject at the Primary level (Years 1-8) for a minimum of 15 hours a year or at secondary level (Years 9-15) for a minimum of 20 hours a year.

Level of Learning describes students being taught at different levels of Pacific instruction. Each level is defined by the proportion of time the student is taught using a Pacific Language.

Level 1: 81-100%: Pacific language is the medium of instruction for 81-100% of the time (20+ hours per week)
Level 2: 51-80%: Pacific language is the medium of instruction for 51-80% of the time (12.5 - 20 hours per week)
Level 3: 31-50%: Pacific language is the medium of instruction for 31-50% of the time (7.5 - 12.5 hours per week)
Level 4: 12-30%: Pacific language is the medium of instruction for 12-30% of the time (3 - 7.5 hours per week)
Level 5: As a separate subject - is where students are learning a Pacific language as a separate subject, at the Primary level (Years 1-8) for a minimum of 15 hours a year or at secondary level (Years 9-15) for a minimum of 20 hours a year.

Data calculation/treatment

Primary school data for ‘Pacific Language Level 5: As a separate subject’ is populated through a supplementary survey.
In 2020 there was an increased response rate of the supplementary survey which has resulted in an increased number of students at this level.

Data provided by

Ministry of Education

Dataset name

Pacific Language Learning: Pacific Time Series Tables 2020

Webpage:

https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/statistics/pasifika-education/pasifika-in-schooling/6044

How to find the data

At URL provided, download the file 'Time Series Data: Pacific Language Learning 2000-2020'.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Pacific Language Learning: Pacific Time Series Tables 2020

From the dataset Pacific Language Learning: Pacific Time Series Tables 2020, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: 1
  • Range: D7:X48
  • Provided: 882 data points

About this dataset

This dataset provides a snapshot of Pacific language in education in New Zealand Schools as at 1 July. It describes two levels of Pacific language learning: Pacific-medium education and Pacific language as a separate subject.