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Australians pay more for education than the OECD average – but is it worth it?

Australia has the third most expensive education system in the OECD, but we might not be getting what we pay for, writes Megan O'Connell.

National Year 1 literacy and numeracy check: expert advisory panel final report

This report argues that a national check of all Year 1 students in the areas of reading, phonics and numeracy will ensure that students who are behind in their schooling are identified early and can receive the extra support they need.
Discussion paper

Focus on regions 2: education, skills and qualifications

This report presents and analyses a range of statistical information about skills, education and employment trends in Australia’s regions over the period 1991 to 2001.

State of early learning in Australia 2017

This report provides a high-level snapshot of quality, participation and affordability of early childhood education and care in Australia.

Education at a glance 2017: OECD indicators

This report addresses the needs of a range of users - from governments seeking to learn policy lessons to the general public wanting to monitor how its country’s schools are progressing in producing world-class students.
Draft report

Service delivery in Queensland's remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: draft report

The QPC has released this draft report for consultation on the inquiry into service delivery in remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Audio interview

Stronger English language requirements for foreign students

Tougher English language requirements for foreign students will protect the reputation of Australia's education sector, according to Federal Education Minister, Simon Birmingham.

The journey so far in the senior phase of learning

The Queensland government's senior phase education and training reforms were part of a larger change that also encompassed the early years of learning and the middle schooling years. This commissioned report, written by two education academics, provides a history of the reform process from 2003...

Alternatives to school suspensions

ACER's Research Director of Early Childhood Education, Alison Elliott, recently contributed the following opinion article to Brisbane's Courier Mail newspaper regarding trends for suspending students from school.