Working paper

Developing indicators to support the implementation of education policies

This paper aims to provide insights to policy-makers and various education stakeholders, to initiate a discussion on the use and misuse of indicators in education, and to guide future actions towards a better contribution of indicators to education policy implementation.
Report

Unpacking the quality of VET delivery

Based on a review of the literature, this paper explores current definitions of quality in vocational education and training, the factors that impact on the quality of delivery and the various measures used to make judgements about it.
Report

Writing matters: reversing a legacy of policy failure in Australian education

In the context of national reviews of curriculum and teacher education, this paper traces Australia’s history of policy instability in English literacy education and proposes strategies for improvements and greater accountability.
Briefing paper

Training product similarity analysis

This paper outlines the methodology used in the exploratory analysis of the similarity of VET courses across and within training packages in Australia. The analysis employed natural language processing to calculate similarity scores for each national VET qualification to all other qualifications across all training...
Report

Begin with the end: RTO practices and views on independent validation of assessment

This report seeks to deepen understanding of the persistent issues registered training organisations (RTOs) encounter when conducting independent moderation and validation of assessments, and of the nature of industry involvement in these processes.
Discussion paper

Scaling up success in majority Indigenous schools

This publication is an edited version of Noel Pearson’s speech at the Centre for Independent Studies event ‘Scaling up success in majority Indigenous schools’, held in Sydney on 18 May 2021.
Report

The state of higher education: one year in to the COVID-19 pandemic

This report looks at comparative statistics the OECD has collected across a number of education systems to track developments in the higher education sector throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for vocational education and training

This report looks at comparative statistics and policy information collected by the OECD across a number of education systems to track the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the vocational education and training (VET) sector.
Discussion paper

Quality Initial Teacher Education Review 2021: discussion paper

This discussion paper provides an overview of the current state of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in Australia, providing evidence on two key questions that form the scope of the review: how best to attract and select high-quality candidates into ITE and how best to prepare...
Report

Pillar 3 report: what can be done to maximise educational outcomes for children and young people experiencing disadvantage?

In response to COVID-19, most of the world’s student population was impacted by transitions to remote learning. This report presents evidence-based options for action to inform policy and programmatic solutions.