Disadvantaged students

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Report

Secondary schools in 2018: findings from the NZCER national survey

Every three years since 2003, the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) has undertaken a national survey of secondary schools. The latest survey shows that schools feel under pressure to meet the increasingly complex needs of students, including mental health issues.
Submission

The Future of Work in Queensland to 2030

This submission by the Smith Family to Jobs Queensland on the future of work in Queensland to 2030 concerns children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds most at risk of missing out in the future, on the benefits of work, unless they have access to...
Report

Overcoming the odds: a study of Australia’s top-performing disadvantaged schools

This study investigated Australia’s top-performing disadvantaged schools, with the aim of finding any common policies and practices that have led to their success.
Report

Equity in education: breaking down barriers to social mobility

This report examines how equity in education has evolved over several cycles of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). It identifies the policies and practices that can help disadvantaged students succeed academically and feel more engaged at school.
Discussion paper

Away from Base futures: discussion paper

This discussion paper seeks to engage with those that use and administer Away from Base (AFB) support, with the aim of considering the two program model currently in place. It is designed to seek feedback on activities currently funded through AFB programs.
Report

Equity performance and accountability

The Fellowship research sought to better understand how accountability for performance against equity policy goals and funding operates across the Australian higher education system.
Submission

Regional Universities Network (RUN) submission to the inquiry into the Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A more sustainable, responsive and transparent higher education system) bill 2017

Compared with urban universities, any cut to the Commonwealth Grant Scheme would impact relatively more on regional universities and on what they can provide for regional students and communities.
Submission

Regional Universities Network (RUN) submission on the draft possible key elements of the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) guidelines

A small proportion of Australia’s universities, such as RUN’s members, do the ‘heavy lifting’ in terms of providing access to students from low SES backgrounds.
Report

Attendance lifts achievement: Building the evidence base to improve student outcomes

This resource is the first Australian study to demonstrate the predictive relationships between a set of educational outcomes as young people move through school. These outcomes are students’ school attendance, achievement in English or Maths, school completion and involvement post-school in work or study.
Report

Improving participation and success in VET for disadvantaged learners

Why do some regions perform better with disadvantaged learners than others? Identified through the analysis of a number of data sources, this research explores the strategies and practices in place at TAFE and other private and community education providers.