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The impact of classroom design on pupils' learning

This study assessed 153 classrooms in 27 schools in order to identify the impact of the physical classroom features on the academic progress of the 3766 pupils who occupied each of those specific spaces.

Clever classrooms: summary report of the HEAD project

This report demonstrates that well-designed primary schools boost children’s academic performance in reading, writing and maths. It includes practical advice for designers and teachers.

Snapshot: Educational engagement of children and young people in out-of-home care in NSW

This report from ACWA gives a snapshot of the level of engagement in education of children and young people in out-of-home care in New South Wales.
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Early career teacher attrition in Australia: evidence, definition, classification and measurement

Scholarly articles and the Australian media claim that 30–50% of Australian teachers leave teaching within their first five years in the role. In reality, there is no robust Australian evidence, and figures do not agree.
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Beyond literacy panics: digital literacy and educational optimism

Public debate over education has been beset in recent years by highly charged 'literacy wars' between conservatives and progressives, casting a pall of gloom over the direction of education generally. This article argues that the theme of 'digital literacy' has a potential to shift these...
Briefing paper

Equity student participation in Australian higher education: 2011 to 2016

Equity Student Participation in Australian Higher Education examines trends in higher education undergraduate enrolments in Australia between 2011 and 2016. This six-year period has been a time of marked change in Australian higher education, with the demand-driven system (DDS) increasing overall student numbers, while programs...
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US teacher quality practices

ACER recently led a delegation of representatives from Australian education systems and organisations on a study tour to Washington DC to observe the work of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The aim of the visit was to find and share answers to questions...

Successful outcomes for regional and remote students in Australian higher education

Students from regional and remote backgrounds face complex, multidimensional issues in accessing and participating in higher education.

An aid to systematic reviews of research in vocational education and training in Australia

Key messages A systematic review of research is a decision-making tool for policy and practice. It is a piece of research in its own right, using explicit and rigorous methods that follow a standard set of stages. These methods identify, critically appraise and synthesise relevant...

How and why has teacher quality changed in Australia?

Abstract: International research suggests that differences in teacher performance can explain a large portion of student achievement. Yet little is known about how the quality of the Australian teaching profession has changed over time. Using consistent data on the academic aptitude of new teachers, we...