Measures of student achievement: a quick guide

Schools Educational evaluation Australia

Measures of student achievement are regularly used in the development and evaluation of education policy. This can include the relative achievement of sub-groups in the community (such as the Closing the Gap targets for Indigenous students), an assessment of demand (such as university entrance scores) and for international comparisons.

This guide provides a brief overview of the major national and international measures of school student achievement that are conducted and used in Australia.

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