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Provides a wealth of data and information that are used by schools, governments and education authorities to inform decisions about the education of young Australians.
Summary The National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests are conducted in May for all students across Australia...
Every year the taking of NAPLAN examinations and the dissemination of NAPLAN results generates considerable media coverage and community discussion about schools and school education outcomes.
This paper discusses the origins, objectives and main features of NAPLAN, and sets out its...
This report covers the academic performance of children in care, by linking the data from the Child Protection National Minimum Data Set (CP NMDS) and the National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). Privacy was protected during the linkage process through the use of...
The ASG Parents Report Card investigates the state of education in Australia from parents’ perspectives.
The ASG Parents Report Card measured parents’ perceptions of the state of education in the two countries using three indexes: the Aspirations Index; the Educational Resources Index, and the...
Provides a profile of mothers' and children's educational expectations and whether these change over time.
The research shows that the educational expectations of parents and children are important factors in predicting children's educational achievements and occupational outcomes. This chapter provides a...
A huge spread of achievement levels in Australian classrooms is making it hard for teachers to implement best education practice and target their teaching to the needs of every individual student.
A range of studies show that at any given year level there is...
Provides parents, schools, governments and the non-government school sectors with information about whether young Australians are reaching important educational goals.
About ACARA The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent authority focused on improving the learning of...
IB Primary Years Programme students star in NAPLAN results compared with like and other Australian schools
The aim of this research study was to examine and document the impact of the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) implementation on student outcomes, pedagogical practice and...
Abstract: This paper examines the extent to which year-9 performance on the National Assessment Program—Language Arts and Numeracy (NAPLAN) predicts access to higher education as determined by subsequent achievement on year-12 Victoria Certificate of Education (VCE) exams. VCE performance is measured via three binary...
Efforts to enforce compulsory schooling by linking welfare assistance to school attendance are rarely successful in themselves, according to this report.
Efforts to enforce compulsory schooling by linking welfare assistance to school attendance are rarely successful in themselves. One reason is...