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Australia has slipped further down the international rankings in maths, science and reading. from www.shutterstock.com

PISA results don’t look good, but before we panic let’s look at what we can learn from the latest test

Rather than leaping to conclusions about a failing education system, we need to look at what the data tells us about student performance at a state level to help us make more informed decisions.
Education policy should focus on making sure that every student makes great progress, rather than accountability for test scores or teacher performance pay. from www.shutterstock.com

Three schools reforms that will lift student outcomes

Focusing on progress – not just achievement – and investing in improving teaching practice will help to lift slipping standards in Australian schools.
Should the government both manage and regulate school systems in Australia? from www.shutterstock.com

Why education departments should be broken up

Responsibility for the operation of public schools needs to be separated from the policymaking and regulatory functions and put into a separate authority.
Different questions for low and high achievers is actually beneficial for judging how students at each end of the spectrum are going. Alan Porritt/AAP

Tailored online NAPLAN better for monitoring high and low achievers

Tailored testing where the test gets easier or harder depending on how the student is faring actually gives us a better idea of how students are going.
Will a computer algorithm understand the creativity, flair, irony, wit and unconventional approaches used in kids’ writing? from www.shutterstock.com.au

Who needs teachers when computers can mark exams?

NAPLAN is going to be marked by computers from 2017. Can an algorithm understand the complex and emotional writing techniques we want our children to be learning?

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