Educational evaluation

Commentary

17 Jan 2019

Gonski called time on Australia’s “industrial” model of “mass education.” But does the diagnosis — and the prescription — reflect classroom reality?

Report

6 Dec 2018

VET student outcomes 2018 presents information from the National Student Outcomes Survey on the outcomes of students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) in Australia during 2017.

Discussion paper

5 Dec 2018

This inquiry has some big considerations to explore, some of which are set out in this discussion paper. These include the way in which Australia continues to define its higher education providers and universities, how to signal differentiation across the sector, and how to optimises...

Report

23 Nov 2018

This review, conducted by Deloitte Access Economics, was positive about the establishment of TEQSA as the national regulator in 2012, and noted that the higher education sector's views regarding the regulatory system established by the Act, and TEQSA as the regulator, are positive.

Report

23 Oct 2018

This national report card on NAPLAN school results reveals big differences between the states on the rate of progress students make over the course of their schooling.

Report

10 Sep 2018

Motivating students to achieve is one of the major challenges teachers face in the classroom. Teachers provide their students with a plethora of learning opportunities in the hope of spurring enthusiasm, sparking curiosity and capturing and inspiring interest to pursue goals for their future aspirations....

Report

26 Jul 2018

The Fellowship research sought to better understand how accountability for performance against equity policy goals and funding operates across the Australian higher education system.

Report

Inquiry into school to work transition
30 May 2018

This inquiry examined teachers and teaching, including the importance of ongoing teacher education, ‘measurements of gain’ in schools, government programs designed to support young people to gain the skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job and particular issues facing students...

Report

30 Apr 2018

This report argues that maximising every student’s learning growth requires a set of shifts across Australian education systems, and a sustained, long-term and coordinated improvement effort, based on shared ambition, action and accountability.

Evaluation

12 Apr 2018

This research shows Mission Australia’s Flexible Learning Options (FLO) program in South Australia not only successfully re-engages hundreds of disadvantaged high school students with learning, but also has a significant transformative and potentially life-saving impact on young people who are facing a range of complex...

Report

Global Education Monitoring Report 2017/8
8 Apr 2018

This second report in the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report series continues its assessment of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal on education (SDG4) and its ten targets, as well as other related education targets in the SDG agenda.

Discussion paper

2 Apr 2018

It is widely understood that Australia’s school performance (as measured by international test scores) has been falling. What’s less understood is that this headline buries a stark, unpalatable fact: our international test results show that kids at the bottom of the performance distribution are falling...

Report

28 Mar 2018

New Zealand now has its first national picture of teaching and school practices, and principal leadership in English-medium schools.

Report

26 Mar 2018

This resource is the first Australian study to demonstrate the predictive relationships between a set of educational outcomes as young people move through school. These outcomes are students’ school attendance, achievement in English or Maths, school completion and involvement post-school in work or study.

Report

22 Mar 2018

Why do some regions perform better with disadvantaged learners than others? Identified through the analysis of a number of data sources, this research explores the strategies and practices in place at TAFE and other private and community education providers.

Case study

22 Mar 2018

Education in Australia has increasingly become a highly-pressurised pursuit of success. More than ever, students are told to excel academically if they are going to succeed in life. Are we at risk of losing all joy of learning?

Report

4 Mar 2018

The recommendations in this report will raise expectations and equity by creating a safety-net of core subjects all students must master. They will reduce teachers’ workloads and the volume of assessment, reduce the opportunities and incentives to teach to the test, and improve teaching and...

Report

Report of the review to achieve educational excellence in Australian schools through early childhood interventions
1 Feb 2018

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.

Discussion paper

26 Nov 2017

This discussion paper explores the conceptual relationship between adaptation and education, examining why better teaching is an adaptive process, why we need an adaptive system, and how best to create one.

Report

21 Nov 2017

This statistical report presents information from the National Student Outcomes Survey on the outcomes of students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) in Australia during 2016.

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