student engagement

Evaluation

'No child misses out': Education Pathways Program

This report documents an evaluation of the Education Pathways Program, completed in the latter part of 2018 by Launch Housing’s Research and Service Sector Reform team. The evaluation focus was on the outcomes related to school enrolment and attendance, which are central to improving school...
Report

Improving educational connection for young people in custody: final report

The purpose of this study was to examine how education operates for young people in Victoria who have been remanded into custody or who have received custodial sentences. The study aimed to identify how improvements could be made to further support education inside custody.
Literature review

Supporting school completion: The importance of engagement and effective teaching

Background In Australia, socioeconomic status remains a key factor in school completion. By age 19, only 61% of the most disadvantaged students have completed Year 12, compared with 89% of the most advantaged students. It is important that all young people are given the opportunity...
Literature review

Capturing and measuring student voice

This Learning Curve focuses on capturing and measuring student voice as a way to gain insights into, and improvements in, student engagement.
Literature review

Improving high school engagement, classroom practices and achievement

This Learning Curve uses data from the NSW Tell Them From Me student surveys in 2013 and 2015 to look at how students’ engagement, performance and experience of classroom practices in Year 7 affect their engagement and performance in Year 9.
Literature review

The role of student engagement in the transition from primary to secondary school

This Learning Curve presents results from the 2015 primary and 2016 secondary NSW Tell Them From Me student surveys to examine the relationship between a student's sense of belonging at school and other measures of student engagement over the primary to secondary school transition.
Literature review

Student wellbeing

This paper explores how student wellbeing is defined; the relationship between wellbeing, schools and outcomes; school elements in improving student wellbeing; and student wellbeing policies in Australia.
Report

2018 student experience survey national report

This report reflects the experiences of around 194,000 undergraduate students and 89,000 postgraduate coursework students from Australian universities and non-university higher education institutions.
Report

PISA Australia in Focus Number 1: Sense of belonging at school

This report seeks to explore an aspect of students’ more general attitudes towards school, specifically their sense of belonging at school.
Case study

Joy and data: Creating success for every student

Education in Australia has increasingly become a highly-pressurised pursuit of success. More than ever, students are told to excel academically if they are going to succeed in life. Are we at risk of losing all joy of learning?