Matching Ofsted reports to voting patterns.
The head of Ofsted has said a sense that educational needs had been neglected fuelled the vote in favour of Brexit. Is he right?
Cramming does’t help you retain information, so the effect of a long night on the books may not be for much.
An intense night of study won't help you remember information in the long-term – and the stress of revising under pressure will likely impact on your sleep and thus your exam performance.
Research shows that the test error is too high in NAPLAN.
It is not reasonable for politicians to say NAPLAN results have plateaued, because comparisons from year to year are not reliably accurate.
Genes do have an influence over school performance. But they are never the full story.
Some students struggle because of biological constraints on learning. This can be overcome to an encouraging degree, but only with special and adequate resources.
How much emphasis should we place on ATAR scores?
The ATAR is being used less and less as the sole measure that universities use to select students. It's time to question its value and the pressure it puts on students in year 12.
Adolescents are losing up to an hour of sleep a night more then they did ten years ago.
Adolescents are getting less sleep even though they're at a stage in life when they may need it most. Why not delay school starting times so they can catch up on some shuteye?
Not all kids do well at school, and it’s not their fault.
The new school year has just begun. Parents may be feeling nervous about sending their children off to school. What if they don’t like school? What if school doesn’t like them? What if they don’t do well…
It is no secret that children of East Asian heritage excel at school. In England, for example, 78% of ethnic Chinese children obtain at least 5 A* to C GCSE grades, compared to a national average of just…
Mind the gap.
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It doesn’t matter if a school is outstanding or struggling, or if the majority of pupils are well-off or not – it’s likely that there will be a gap between how well poorer pupils perform compared to their…
It was worth coming back from holiday early.
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Despite a number of dire warnings, overall GCSE results have not been very volatile. Across the country, the number of students getting A* to C grades has increased slightly, by 0.7% points. On the basis…
High-quality English teachers have a positive long-term impact on the performance of students in other subjects, according…
Does participating in a gifted and talented program enhance student performance? Maybe not according to the results of a…
Children who are engaged at school are more likely to go on to a professional, semi-professional or managerial career.
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Children’s interest and engagement in school influences their prospects of educational and occupational success 20 years…
Malnurition at an early age can have a lasting effect on a child’s educational progress, researchers at the University of…
Prime Minister Julia Gillard wants Australia to improve its international standing in education performance, setting a goal to be in the top 5 by 2025.
Two new education performance reports released by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) have painted a bleak…