Educational quality

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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.
Briefing paper

Transforming education systems: why, what, and how

This brief is for any education leader or stakeholder who is interested in charting a transformation journey in their country or education jurisdiction, such as a state or district. It is also for civil society organisations, funders, researchers, and anyone interested in the topic of...
Discussion paper

Review of the National School Reform Agreement: call for submissions

The Productivity Commission has commenced a review of the National School Reform Agreement. The review will examine how well national policy initiatives by the Australian, and State and Territory Governments, have achieved the objectives and outcomes set out in the Agreement. This call for submissions...
Policy

Free education for life

This policy statement outlines The Greens' policy position on education in Australia.
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.
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

NQF annual performance report 2021

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), in collaboration with all governments, has released the fifth Annual Performance Report on the National Quality Framework (NQF).
Report

Reading with the light switched on

This document discusses New Zealand's child literacy rates and highlights some innovative teaching practices, such as Structured Literacy, being implemented to help improve literacy outcomes.
Working paper

Promoting inclusive education for diverse societies: a conceptual framework

In many countries, schools and classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse along a variety of dimensions. The 'Strength through diversity: education for inclusive societies project' seeks to help governments and education systems address diversity to achieve more equitable and inclusive education systems. This paper presents the...
Report

Amplify Insights: Education inequity part one - drivers of inequity

Paying particular attention to selected demographic groups known to face barriers to educational participation, this report utilises an inclusive systems approach to propose changes in practice and policy-making to remove education inequity in the early, middle and senior years of learning.
Working paper

Developing indicators to support the implementation of education policies

This paper aims to provide insights to policy-makers and various education stakeholders, to initiate a discussion on the use and misuse of indicators in education, and to guide future actions towards a better contribution of indicators to education policy implementation.
Briefing paper

An avoidable catastrophe: pandemic job losses in higher education and their consequences

Eighteen months after Australia's borders were first closed, things are getting worse for universities, not better. This research confirms that tertiary education has been hit by bigger job losses this year than any other non-agricultural sector in the economy.
Report

Unpacking the quality of VET delivery

Based on a review of the literature, this paper explores current definitions of quality in vocational education and training, the factors that impact on the quality of delivery and the various measures used to make judgements about it.
Briefing paper

Training product similarity analysis

This paper outlines the methodology used in the exploratory analysis of the similarity of VET courses across and within training packages in Australia. The analysis employed natural language processing to calculate similarity scores for each national VET qualification to all other qualifications across all training...
Discussion paper

Past informing the future

This discussion paper reflects on some key developments in VET’s past and how those developments have shaped the sector’s approach to enduring issues such as VET’s purpose, national harmonisation and quality.
Discussion paper

Quality Initial Teacher Education Review 2021: discussion paper

This discussion paper provides an overview of the current state of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in Australia, providing evidence on two key questions that form the scope of the review: how best to attract and select high-quality candidates into ITE and how best to prepare...
Report

Pillar 3 report: what can be done to maximise educational outcomes for children and young people experiencing disadvantage?

In response to COVID-19, most of the world’s student population was impacted by transitions to remote learning. This report presents evidence-based options for action to inform policy and programmatic solutions.
Report

Final report of the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005

The Federal Department of Education, Skills and Employment undertook this review throughout 2020. Consultation with national peak disability and education bodies informed the approach taken for the review, which put the lived experiences of people with disability and their families at the centre.
Policy report

A 2021 education resolution: keep an eye on the Australian curriculum

This paper argues that as the strengths and weaknesses of the Australian federation are tested, there can be few more powerful avenues leading to national unity and prosperity than a genuinely world-class Australian curriculum.