Educational tests and measurements

Alternate Term Label:
Education assessment
Educational measurements
NARROWER TERMS:
Briefing paper

NSW school education: PISA 2018, socioeconomic background and proposals for reform

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.
Report

NAPLAN Reporting Review

The NAPLAN Reporting Review was commissioned by the Education Council of COAG. It was conducted by Emeritus Professor Bill Louden, and endorsed by the Education Council in June 2019.
Commentary

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.
Report

PISA 2018: Insights and interpretations

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.
Report

Communicating student learning progress: a review of student reporting in Australia

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school report, after finding most provide little indication of students’ learning growth and are increasingly becoming superseded by newer communication technologies that allow for continuous reporting.
Commentary

Has NAPLAN failed its most important test?

Uncertain goals and doubts about effectiveness have prompted a major reappraisal.
Position paper

Beyond ATAR: a proposal for change

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.
Submission

Submission to the NAPLAN Reporting Review 2019

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...
Literature review

Six effective practices in high growth schools

This Learning Curve describes effective practices common to NSW government schools that achieved high growth in NAPLAN between 2010 and 2014.
Commentary

Are we teaching children to be afraid of exams?

Life can stressful, but it is how we see this stress that creates anxiety. Adults could do well helping your people believe they are not passive recipients of stress, but can decide how they view challenges.