My School is updated each year with information about every school in Australia to help parents understand “the performance of schools over time”.
Tanzania school pupils.
The pressure on Tanzanian students to rank higher has encouraged unhealthy competition among schools
Different types of data can influence how parents select schools for their children.
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An education researcher explains how most school rating websites lack a key piece of information about school performance.
Imagining the ideal school.
Should we base education reforms solely on Australia’s international ranking?
The furore over Australia’s international ranking in science, maths and English obscures what we should really be focusing on.
Let’s wait a year before we do this.
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The number of students entered for a GCSE exam a year early plummeted by 40% this summer. Before 2014, the number of students taking their exams in Year 10 rather than Year 11, particularly in English…