This Issues Backgrounder discusses Australia’s and NSW’s performance in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). It also discusses recent proposals for reform of NSW school education.
The top ranking education systems in the world aren’t there by accident. Here’s how Australia can climb up
High performing systems invest relentlessly in their teachers. They focus on the same things Australian governments do – recruiting the best, training teachers well and giving them practical support and development.
The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) examines what students know in reading, mathematics and science, and what they can do with what they know. It provides the most comprehensive and rigorous international assessment of student learning outcomes to date.
This report questions the role of the traditional end of semester school report, after finding most provide little indication of students’ learning growth and are increasingly becoming superseded by newer communication technologies that allow for continuous reporting.
This position paper articulates an ambition for improving the education journeys of 15-19 year olds. It proposes three inter-locking proposals to improve the experience and life outcomes of all young people.
NAPLAN is a national asset. With 12 years of data, gathered four times during the course of every student’s schooling, it provides vital insight into how schools and students are performing. In this submission to the 2019 NAPLAN Reporting Review, Peter Goss and Julie Sonnemann...
This Learning Curve describes effective practices common to NSW government schools that achieved high growth in NAPLAN between 2010 and 2014.