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Teaching practices, school practices and principal leadership: the first national picture 2017

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

Formative evaluation of the Principal Recruitment Allowance

New Zealand's Principal Recruitment Allowance is an allowance available to boards of trustees in schools which face significant challenges and have a principal vacancy. This formative evaluation seeks to understand how a programme is operating and inform decision making aimed at improvement.
Briefing paper

Reporting and comparing school performances

Nationally comparable data about school performances should be reported to the public, but should not be used to create league tables, according to this paper. Written by Geoff Masters, Glenn Rowley, John Ainley and Siek Toon Khoo, the paper was prepared for the Ministerial Council...

Schools, Australia, 2008

The statistics in this publication relate to government and non-government schools, students and school staff, and were collected through the non-finance National Schools Statistics Collection (NSSC), which was established through the work of the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA). For...

National report on schooling in Australia 2005. National benchmark results: reading, writing and numeracy, years 3, 5 and 7

In 2005, the percentage of students not meeting the benchmarks in numeracy in Year 3 was 6%, however, by Year 5 this had increased to 9% and by Year 7, 18% of students were not meeting the benchmark. Results for Year 7 students also show...

Teaching and leading for quality Australian schools: a review and synthesis of research-based knowledge

Quality leadership in schools provides direction, involves a process of influence with intention, and is value-based and vision-driven. While it is common to equate leadership with principals and faculty heads, the research reviewed in this report recognises the variety of leadership roles within a school...
Journal article

Who's getting caught? An analysis of the Australian Medicare safety net

The Medicare Safety Net (MSN) was introduced in March 2004 to provide financial relief for those who incur high out-of-pocket costs from medical services. The policy has the potential to improve equity.

McMaster review: supporting excellence in the arts - from measurement to judgement

Sir Brian McMaster, former Director of the Edinburgh International Festival, was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Culture, to undertake a review to report on: ? How the system of public sector support for the arts can encourage excellence, risk-taking and innovation ? How...

Beyond the classroom: building new school networks - Introduction

This new book, based on the findings of a year long research project, offers a clear strategy through the uncertainty and controversy surrounding the current education agenda. The message that emerges from the research is that piecemeal reforms to schooling will not provide solutions to...

Evaluation of school-based arts education programs in Australian schools

Participation in school-based arts education programs can have a positive impact on students' engagement with learning, according to recent ACER research. However, there was little statistical evidence of improvement in academic progress as a result of participation in arts education. Jennifer Bryce reports on the...