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This report finds that quality early childhood education makes a significant contribution to achieving educational excellence in schools. There is growing evidence that participation in quality early childhood education improves school readiness and lifts NAPLAN results and PISA scores.
This AEU inquiry submission argues that a significant shortfall of federal funding for public schools will magnify the stark disadvantages and under-resourcing that already disproportionately threaten regional, rural and remote public schools around Australia.
This report on the Regional Australia Institute's [In]Sight Human Capital Index focuses on life-long learning. It provides, for each region, an overall assessment of the skill level of the engaged workforce.
This report was commissioned by the Australian Education Union to examine the economic case in favour of the full implementation of the school funding reforms outlined by the Review of School Funding (Gonski Review).
Australia has been recognised as consistently outperforming most OECD countries...
There is no straightforward answer, but research shows there are some key things to consider when choosing a school which might help determine where to send your child.
Parents often face conflicting advice when deciding whether to send their child to a single-sex or...
Learning gaps between Australian students of different backgrounds are alarmingly wide and grow wider as students move through school.
Summary The gap between students whose parents have low education and those with highly educated parents grows from 10 months in Year 3 to...
Explores student mobility in NSW government schools and the impact mobility has on student outcomes.
Summary The Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE) has conducted the first system-wide study of student mobility in NSW government schools, using linked enrolment data from 2008...
The file set is a freely downloadable aggregation of information about Australian schools. The individual files represent a series of tables which, when considered together, form a relational database. The records cover the years 2008-2014 and include information on approximately 9500 primary and secondary school...
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...