In a series of research forums young people talked about their fears around going to high school. And what kind of support they want.
A major international test has found about 80% of students have “more than elementary” skills in reading comprehension. This is the same result Australian students recorded in 2016.
Only 8% of Australian students said they were learning two or more foreign languages in 2018, compared to 50% of students across OECD countries.
The evidence clearly shows one-on-one tutoring improves disadvantaged students’ skills. An Australian pilot program has now shown the benefits of online tutoring that supports students in their homes.
Students with expert maths teachers scored significantly higher on an international maths test than any other group. But a student’s level of advantage also affects assessment scores.
The NSW curriculum review recommends students be assigned tasks based on their ability, rather than their age. This approach recognises the progress individuals make over the course of a year.
For years you may have been adding and subtracting numbers in your head in a certain way, but these strategies were never formally taught at school. Now they are, and they all have names.
Results from the world’s longest running large-scale international assessment of maths and science show Australia has significantly improved in Year 8 maths and science, and Year 4 science.
Data are about to be released on how well countries teach Year 4 and 8 maths and science Results from the last cycle of testing in 2015 showed Australia’s students achievement had flatlined.
Online learning can actually be as effective as when classes are delivered face-to-face. But teachers need training to do this effectively.
The latest OECD PISA results show Australia is doing worse than last time in science and maths.
Australian education is still going backwards from where we started in 2000 – new PISA results show.
PISA results come out every three years, and there’s always a big hoo-ha about it.
Every three years, the OECD releases its Programme for International Student Assessment results. Last time, Australia’s education system was doing much worse than some other countries. Has it changed?
One principal estimated report writing costs his school around $90,000 per semester.
A new report out today shows parents are generally unsatisfied with the way reports cards communicate students’ progress.
Spending on education in Australia increased nearly 80% between 2000 and 2015.
In 2015, the federal government contributed A$47.2 billion (42%) to education. State, territory and local governments spent A$39.1 billion (35%) and A$25.5 billion (23%) came from private sources.
Teenagers’ plans for the future can affect their school work now.
Although fewer Australian teens planned on going to university or TAFE than 15 years ago, figures were still higher than the OECD average.
Students’ sense of belonging at school is linked to how well they do at school.
Australian students, on average, reported a poorer sense of belonging at school than the OECD average. But issues with sense of belonging aren’t distributed evenly across the population.
4.5 million young Australians between the ages of nine and 24 have taken NAPLAN tests at some point during their schooling.
NAPLAN has now been in place for a decade and needs ongoing review and refinement to make it more useful to classroom teaching and learning.
Standardised assessments can inform what teachers teach, based on evidence of student learning.
Standardised tests are a powerful tool for building an evidence base of what works to guide education policy.
Students don’t always know if they are making any progress in their learning.
Our current way of assessing students doesn’t let them see the progress they are making over extended periods of time.
Little has changed in Australian students’ achievement in maths and science since 1995.
Latest TIMSS report shows that students in Australia make very little – if any – progress in maths from Year 4 to Year 8.