Educational evaluation


4 Apr 2019

This report finds that, at the national level, the NAPLAN performance of Australian students in Years 5 and 9 – numeracy, Years 3 and 5 – reading, Years 3 and 5 – spelling, and Years 3 and 7 – grammar was significantly above the 2008...


2 Apr 2019

In 2018, the Prime Minister announced an independent review of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector to examine ways to deliver skilled workers for a stronger economy. The review was led by the Honourable Steven Joyce, a former New Zealand Minister for Tertiary Education,...

Data portal

29 Mar 2019

The Engagement and Impact Assessment 2018–19 national report presents an assessment of how institutions are translating their research into economic, environmental, social and other benefits. This report provides information on research engagement, impact and approach to impact for disciplines at each eligible Australian higher education...

Data portal

27 Mar 2019

At the conclusion of each Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) round, the ARC publishes a national report. This fourth national report provides the ERA ratings and information and analyses on Australia’s university research landscape.


18 Mar 2019

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.


21 Feb 2019

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.


20 Feb 2019

This audit examines whether the Victorian Department of Education and Training and the Victorian Institute of Teaching have a clear and accurate understanding of the professional learning that occurs in Victorian government schools, including the planning, cost, and impact, so they can target and support...

Blog post

11 Feb 2019

Second in a four-part series of articles about NZ's Tomorrow’s Schools Review, this post focuses on the ‘framing’ of the report – the underlying messages about the agenda, value system and goals that are evident in the introduction and summary sections of the report.

Blog post

8 Feb 2019

This piece begins a four-part series about the Tomorrow’s Schools Review Taskforce report released in December 2018 reviewing the administrative arrangements for New Zealand schooling over the last three decades.

Policy report

7 Feb 2019

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.


29 Jan 2019

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the NSW Department of Education's workforce plans and strategies in responding to the demand for secondary teachers in STEM-related disciplines.


17 Jan 2019

Gonski called time on Australia’s “industrial” model of “mass education.” But does the diagnosis — and the prescription — reflect classroom reality?


7 Dec 2018

As part of the national Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga, the NZ Government is reviewing Tomorrow’s Schools – the name given to the reforms that dramatically changed the governance, management and administration of our schools nearly 30 years ago.


6 Dec 2018

VET student outcomes 2018 presents information from the National Student Outcomes Survey on the outcomes of students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) in Australia during 2017.

Discussion paper

5 Dec 2018

This inquiry has some big considerations to explore, some of which are set out in this discussion paper. These include the way in which Australia continues to define its higher education providers and universities, how to signal differentiation across the sector, and how to optimises...


23 Nov 2018

This review, conducted by Deloitte Access Economics, was positive about the establishment of TEQSA as the national regulator in 2012, and noted that the higher education sector's views regarding the regulatory system established by the Act, and TEQSA as the regulator, are positive.


23 Oct 2018

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.


10 Sep 2018

Motivating students to achieve is one of the major challenges teachers face in the classroom. Teachers provide their students with a plethora of learning opportunities in the hope of spurring enthusiasm, sparking curiosity and capturing and inspiring interest to pursue goals for their future aspirations....


26 Jul 2018

The Fellowship research sought to better understand how accountability for performance against equity policy goals and funding operates across the Australian higher education system.


15 Jun 2018

This document seeks to make a contribution to the field through crystallising key positions and taking a stance in ongoing conversations that consider how we measure quality in creative practice research.



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