John Ainley


Preparing for life in a digital age

Reports on an international study of the extent to which young people have developed computer and information literacy (CIL) to support their capacity to participate in the digital age.

Children's numeracy skills

This chapter from the K cohort of Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, examines the numeracy skills demonstrated by children at different ages, and whether levels of numeracy skills vary for children from different socio-demographic backgrounds. The socio-demographic groups examined in...

Analysis of year 12 or certificate II attainment of Indigenous young people – stage 1

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) adopted a number of targets to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians. Among these targets was one directed to halving the gap for Indigenous students in Year 12 attainment or equivalent attainment rates by 2020. This section of the...

The mental health of children and adolescents: report on the second Australian child and adolescent survey of mental health and wellbeing

Based on a survey conducted in the homes of over 6,300 families with children and/or adolescents, this report presents a comprehensive picture of the mental health of young Australians. It documents the prevalence and type of mental health problems, the impact of those problems on...

Measure for measure: a review of outcomes of school education in Australia

This report provides evidence beyond simple international rankings that the achievement levels of Australian students declined in the period 2000 to 2012. Preface Over the past two decades there has been an increase in the attention given to education policy, practice and improvement. Stories about...