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This release presents information on the socioeconomic context of school achievement in Tasmania and the outcomes for Tasmanian Year 12 graduates and early school leavers, such as further study and participation in the labour market.
This inaugural Jean Blackburn Oration was given by Mr David Gonski AC, Chair of the 2011 Review of School Funding , and includes Mr Gonski's first comments on proposed changes to school funding in the most recent Federal Government budget.
This review examined the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), its effectiveness, its unintended consequences, and potential improvements.
On 15 May 2013 the Senate referred to the Senate Standing References Committee on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations the matter...
This paper summarises the information derived from the 2011 Softlink Australian School Library Survey and explores the relationships between budgets, staffing and student literacy levels in school libraries.
Principle findings from the 2011 Softlink Australian School Library Survey include:Where student...
This working paper provides an overview of a proposed national linked dataset on the educational activity and outcomes of children while in child protection services, to allow ongoing and longitudinal monitoring of the academic progress, and to better inform policy, practice and planning of activities...
Regular attendance at school provides children with opportunities to develop the basic skills for learning, and assists in the development of social skills including communication, self-esteem, teamwork and friendship building.
Attendance is a precursor for learning and onward skill development. Understanding how patterns of...
On 15 May 2013 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee for inquiry and report:
The effectiveness of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), with specific reference to:
I can’t think of anything that strikes more savagely at the heart of the education enterprise than NAPLAN and the publication of results on the MySchool website. I say this as a mother of a child in prep, as a former secondary teacher, as someone...
This report uses National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) data in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) to provide an in-depth understanding of children's development in Australia's current social, economic and cultural environment, thereby contributing to the evidence base for future policy and practice...
FROM the day of its launch in 2010 the My School website confronted us with the close link between student achievement and the socio-educational status of their parents and their school population. While the website itself is of mixed benefit, its data continues to throw...