Boosting Participation in tertiary study

The Starpath Project for Tertiary Participation and Success was established in 2005 to undertake high quality research and implement an evidence-based school-wide intervention, aimed at improving the educational outcomes for students who are currently not meeting the criteria required to progress into degree-level study and, as a result, are under-represented in tertiary education.

Involving the workforce at each step and enhancing whānau engagement has been integral to the Starpath Project. At the completion of Phase One, parent/whānau/fanau attendance increased from around 20% to between 70% and 80% in each of the five schools and feedback from parents was overwhelmingly positive.