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.
The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2017 is the annual report on Australia’s school education sector. It has been produced by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) on behalf of the Education Council.
This article identifies the apps that are most frequently used in 148 Australian primary schools and categorises them by their stated treatment of identifiable information.
This report presents an initial snapshot of public opinion in Australia regarding schools and schooling, including an examination of differences between voters of the main political parties, between parents and non-parents, people living in different areas, and those with different educational backgrounds.
This paper argues that numerous studies of the Reading Recovery program have provided no sound evidence that it has sustained positive effects on children’s reading achievement in the medium or long-term, despite its widespread use and high cost.
This chapter focuses on performance information for government-funded school education in Australia.
This report shows that national student performance in ICT literacy has remained stable, compared to the previous sample assessments held in 2014.
This national report card on NAPLAN school results reveals big differences between the states on the rate of progress students make over the course of their schooling.
Capabilities are the things that allow us to apply knowledge and skills - they are vital for lifelong wellbeing and job success. Governments must deliver systems that support all early learning centres, schools, vocational institutions and universities to strengthen capabilities in every Australian learner.
This draft action plan was developed with input from a range of sources, including the 2015 Learning Support Update, and the Select Committee Inquiry into Identification and Support for students with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
This review looked at teacher registration in Australia to ensure processes are nationally consistent, rigorous and focused on teacher quality. The final report outlines 17 recommendations to strengthen teacher registration.
This tool has been designed to help improve the way teachers and leaders engage with Pacific learners to make a major difference to their educational success.
This Quick Guide provides links to information about:
- national policy and administrative framework for school education
- Australian Government funding for schools
- individual schools
- statistical sources—including student achievement statistics and other international statistics
- Indigenous school education...
This report argues that both schools and industry play a role in ensuring all young people are given learning opportunities that enable them to reach their full potential.
This audit examines whether school councils are meeting their objectives under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006. It considers the Victorian Department of Education and Training's guidance, and whether the DET effectively oversees school councils and keeps the minister informed on their performance.
This report outlines a systematic review of evidence that different learning environments have an impact on student learning outcomes. This review investigated how researchers measure changes in academic outcomes attributed to changes to both primary and secondary schools learning environments.
The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2016 addresses the eight areas of commitment to action specified in the Melbourne Declaration. It describes the national policy and reporting context for school education in Australia and reports against the nationally agreed key performance measures (KPMs) for...
This report argues that the 'Gonski 2 Review' into Australian schools failed to fulfill its terms of reference to examine the evidence regarding the most effective teaching and learning strategies, and to provide advice on how the extra federal government funding for schools should be...
The aim of the Fresh Water Literacies Project was to build on primary aged students' understanding of the importance and finite availability of natural resources.