Educational achievement

Alternate Term Label:
Achievement tests
Student achievement

Exploring the recognition of prior learning in Australian VET

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) in the Australian vocational education and training (VET) system is the process of assessing someone’s relevant prior learning and existing skills to grant formal recognition. This report explores the nature of RPL that is taking place in Australia from a...

COVID catch-up: helping disadvantaged students close the equity gap

Australia should launch a $1 billion, six-month tutoring blitz to help one million disadvantaged school students recover learning lost during the COVID-19 lockdowns, according to this Grattan Institute report.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Christopher Pyne in the red on student outcomes in independent public schools

Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne claims independent public schools are improving student outcomes in Western Australia.

What role might the social outcomes of education play during the COVID-19 lockdown?

While the economic benefits of education have been demonstrated in a number of areas, greater educational attainment is also positively associated with a variety of social outcomes that are important during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Impact of learning from home on educational outcomes for disadvantaged children

Teachers across Australia have had to transition into the online environment without a strong evidence base to inform their approach. This research suggests that the impact on student learning and outcomes for Australian children who are disadvantaged will depend in part on how well teachers...
Working paper

Transformative event, disruption or cumulative disadvantage? Labor market and education trajectories of young mothers in Australia

This paper investigates the effects of young parenthood on the following years of labour market and educational participation, using data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey.

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school report, after finding most provide little indication of students’ learning growth and are increasingly becoming superseded by newer communication technologies that allow for continuous reporting.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

How should we measure wellbeing across the life cycle? An Evidence Check

This FACSIAR Evidence to Action Note identifies evidence-based indicators that could be used to measure wellbeing across the seven domains of the NSW Human Services Outcomes Framework.

Boarding: investing in outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

This report builds on previous reviews and reports into boarding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with the aim of improving the understanding of the benefits and impacts of the existing investment in boarding provision.

In fairness to our schools

This report explores how New Zealand identifies high-performing and underperforming schools. It is argued that new approaches and tools need to be adopted to ensure that schools can be evaluated objectively.