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.
This report examines how equity in education has evolved over several cycles of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). It identifies the policies and practices that can help disadvantaged students succeed academically and feel more engaged at school.
This discussion paper seeks to engage with those that use and administer Away from Base (AFB) support, with the aim of considering the two program model currently in place. It is designed to seek feedback on activities currently funded through AFB programs.
The Fellowship research sought to better understand how accountability for performance against equity policy goals and funding operates across the Australian higher education system.
This resource is the first Australian study to demonstrate the predictive relationships between a set of educational outcomes as young people move through school. These outcomes are students’ school attendance, achievement in English or Maths, school completion and involvement post-school in work or study.
Why do some regions perform better with disadvantaged learners than others? Identified through the analysis of a number of data sources, this research explores the strategies and practices in place at TAFE and other private and community education providers.
A small proportion of Australia’s universities, such as RUN’s members, do the ‘heavy lifting’ in terms of providing access to students from low SES backgrounds.
Compared with urban universities, any cut to the Commonwealth Grant Scheme would impact relatively more on regional universities and on what they can provide for regional students and communities.
Australia-wide mentorship programs structured for equity students reported exceptional performance against evidence-based benchmarks. Mentorship programs offered by 39 universities were mapped across three stages: enabling, engagement and employment. All of the surveyed equity group programs demonstrated good or exemplary practice. Seven recommendations...
Networking and collaboration are becoming increasingly important for addressing the complex challenges in many social sectors – to help build capacity and create momentum for change.
Since 2014, SVA has convened a network of schools in disadvantaged communities to share and collaborate to improve...
Examines the policies and research on charter schools and their equivalents in five countries –USA, Sweden, Chile, England and New Zealand.
Summary Charter schools and free schools – publicly-funded, privately-managed schools – have been introduced in several countries around the world as a...