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Statistics are widely used in the development and evaluation of social policy. Closing the Gap indicators, studies on the effectiveness of drugs being considered for inclusion in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), analyses of National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) results and...
This report analyses NAPLAN results, rates of suspension and exclusion, rates of disability and attendance figures to see how well children in out of home care are doing.
Among its key messages, it calls for attention be paid to the circumstances of SA Government...
A Shorten Labor Government will invest an additional $100 million to support Indigenous students to succeed at school, and boost the number of Indigenous teachers.
This is part of Labor’s plan to help close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.
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...
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...
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:
(a) whether the evidence...
The Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) is a scale that represents levels of educational advantage. A value on the scale assigned to a school is the average level for all students in the particular school. ICSEA is calculated by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and...
This study lays bare Australian educator’s perspectives of NAPLAN testing and its unintended effects on schooling and student well-being.
The report draws on the experience of over 8,300 teachers and principals across the country, surveyed at the time of the NAPLAN testing in mid-May,...
This literature review was commissioned to provide context for the research project The Experience of Education: The impacts of high stakes testing on school students and their families.
The project is a collaboration between the Whitlam Institute, the University of Melbourne and the Foundation...
What is surprising in the last two years of debate over an Australian national curriculum has been the failure to engage with research on the enacted curriculum: on what actually goes on in Australian classrooms.
Important contributions to this edition of Curriculum...