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.
This report is the first of its kind to apply the deprivation approach to examine deprivation among young Australians using information provided by young people themselves. It builds on earlier projects that developed and applied the approach used here to adults.
This report calculates that Australia could add more than $50 billion to its annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by improving educational outcomes for students in regional, rural and remote areas of the country.
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 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.
Fewer women than men pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), despite girls outperforming boys at school in the relevant subjects.
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.
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....
This paper explores the experiences of young early school leavers undertaking vocational education to illuminate broader issues of equity and access. We argue that to overcome many of the sector’s shortcomings, policymakers and provider communities must first affirm equity and access as central to the...
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.
This presentation of evidence and insights regarding the impact of single-sex schooling on student achievement was presented at the Fearless Girls Strong Women conference, Alliance of Girls Schools Australasia Educators Conference 2018.
The main purpose of this background paper is to provide additional information on the Grattan Institute’s statistical analysis of completion of bachelor degrees at public universities.
This research shows Mission Australia’s Flexible Learning Options (FLO) program in South Australia not only successfully re-engages hundreds of disadvantaged high school students with learning, but also has a significant transformative and potentially life-saving impact on young people who are facing a range of complex...
It is widely understood that Australia’s school performance (as measured by international test scores) has been falling. What’s less understood is that this headline buries a stark, unpalatable fact: our international test results show that kids at the bottom of the performance distribution are falling...
The purpose of the research is to evaluate the implementation of the expansion measure and the extent to which the expansion is contributing to the achievement of its objective to encourage positive outcomes for an additional 3,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys.
This resource provides practical guidance on the calculation and interpretation of indicators designed to target the most disadvantaged groups. It addresses the current knowledge gaps and provides a conceptual framework to measure equity in learning, drawing on examples of equity measurement across seventy-five national education...
This report from ACWA gives a snapshot of the level of engagement in education of children and young people in out-of-home care in New South Wales.
We estimate the impact of ultra-fast broadband on schools’ academic performance using a difference-in-difference study of a new fibre broadband network. We show that fibre broadband increases primary schools’ passing rates in standardised assessments by roughly one percentage point. Estimates are robust to alternative specifications,...