Educational achievement

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Achievement tests
Student achievement
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Review of the National School Reform Agreement: interim report

This interim report reviews how well national policy initiatives by the Australian, State and Territory governments have achieved the objectives and outcomes set out in the National School Reform Agreement, and makes recommendations to inform the design of the next agreement.
Policy report

Systems thinking to transform schools: identifying levers that lift educational quality

International voices grow louder to improve the quality of schooling and transform the core aims and practices of the education sector. This brief argues that policy-makers and educators must grasp the levers of organisational change inside education institutions to rethink goals and lift school quality.
Report

VET and higher education pathways – do outcomes differ for the same occupation?

This report explores occupations that can be entered into via either a vocational education and training pathway or a higher education pathway. It examines whether these individuals do the same job tasks and roles, if there are differences in how well the qualifications prepare them...
Case study

Journeying through VET: a case study of foundation skills learners

Adult language, literacy, numeracy and digital skills, as well as employability skills, are often referred to as foundation skills—key ingredients that help people get a job and remain employed. This research explores the enrolment paths, program completions and employment and further study outcomes of learners...
Guide

Strong strides together: meeting the educational goals for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students

Schools play a central role in the day-to-day educational experiences of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. The commitment of teachers and school leaders to sustained positive change is a critical factor in ensuring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students have access to high-quality learning...
Working paper

The inclusion of LGBTQI+ students across education systems: an overview

This paper provides a brief history of how the LGBTQI+ population has often been misunderstood, in order to understand the educational challenges faced by students who identify as a part of this population.
Working paper

Effective pathways through education to good labour market outcomes for Maori: literature summary

This literature review provides background for a forthcoming empirical investigation of the pathways through education that lead to successful labour market outcomes for Maori students with different aptitudes in high school.
Report

Interrogating relationships between student support initiatives and Indigenous student progression

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students are enrolling in university degrees at historically high rates. However, the majority of these students are not completing their qualifications. This research investigates the enrolment-completion gap and questioned what supports are available to Indigenous undergraduate students, and how...
Discussion paper

Expand university places without blowing out budgets: the 1/1 policy for undergraduate reform

This paper argues that Australia could immediately expand opportunities for university education at zero cost to the taxpayer simply by limiting Commonwealth support to one degree per course and one course per student. This ‘1/1 policy’ would fund more students to obtain one undergraduate degree...
Report

Increasing women’s participation in engineering education: actions for change

This report outlines actions that schools, government and industry can take to encourage girls to participate equally in engineering, maths and science lessons and discussions, and also promote women as role models in engineering, maths and science.
Report

Effectiveness of the Navigator program

Students who are disengaged from learning are at high risk of leaving school early. The Navigator program is designed to support Victoria’s most disengaged students aged 12–17 years. This audit report examines whether the Navigator program is effectively re-engaging students in education.
Briefing paper

What makes students' access to digital learning more equitable?

Information and communication technology (ICT) has become an important tool for school systems as they seek to enhance education and make it more efficient. Two examples highlighted in this brief are teachers’ digital self-efficacy and training in ICT-based instruction.
Report

Amplify Insights: Education inequity part two - levers of change

This report examines key drivers of inequity within Australia’s educational system and the impacts on students, and provides recommendations on what needs to be done both inside and outside the school gates to deliver a more equitable education system post-pandemic.
Report

'You going to uni?' Exploring how people from regional, rural and remote areas navigate into and through higher education

This report, by 2020 NCSEHE Equity Fellow, Dr Janine Delahunty, recommends engaging students from regional, rural and remote areas to identify their challenges, strengths and hopes for the future, to improve their educational outcomes.
Report

Engaging primary girls in STEM

The case for increasing girls’ and women’s interest and uptake in STEM careers has been clearly outlined. This report examines the Australian situation in applying integrated STEM education to the primary school environment, comparing it to policies and initiatives in the developed countries.
Discussion paper

Paper one - Setting the scene: Tasmania’s community-wide framework

This paper has been prepared primarily for policy-makers, individuals and organisations that help Tasmanians to develop the literacy skills they need.
Working paper

Multi-stakeholder approach for better integration of refugee students

This paper suggests that a multi-stakeholder approach, or 'whole-of-a-society' approach, is one of the prerequisites for designing inclusive refugee education policies. This paper highlights the importance of stakeholder engagement at all stages of the practice – research – policy transfer, and maps key stakeholders in...
Working paper

The social and economic rationale of inclusive education: an overview of the outcomes in education for diverse groups of students

This paper reviews the existing evidence on the potential benefits and costs of inclusive education reforms. Specifically, the paper discusses the evidence on the shortcomings of current education settings for diverse groups of students – with specific sections on students with special education needs.
Report

Supporting children with neurodiversity

Neurodiversity is an umbrella term that refers to the diversity in brain functioning associated with a range of developmental conditions and experiences. This paper provides an overview of principles and strategies that can help practitioners to support children with neurodiversity to engage in counselling and...
Report

Children, young people, and health in Brimbank

This report summarises the change over time, from 2006, of a subset of key health and education indicators included in the Brimbank Atlases of Health Education (Editions 1 and 2). It examines change for Brimbank as a whole, within Brimbank where data are available, and...