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Developing a professional learning community

08 February 2018

What exactly is a professional learning community and how can school leaders dependably measure how well their school matches its characteristics? Lawrence Ingvarson explains.

Quality & Standards, School

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Family fun the key to a good life in adolescence

22 January 2018

New research has highlighted the benefits of a supportive family and school environment for adolescents’ life satisfaction.

Student Engagement, Survey, School

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Teacher attrition: What’s the real picture?

18 January 2018

Claims that half of Australian early career teachers are leaving the profession are not as robust as they might seem, new analysis reveals.

Evaluation, Survey, School, Higher Education

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Children’s reading literacy achievement: PIRLS 2016

05 December 2017

Results from an international study of Year 4 students' reading literacy indicate positive changes in Australia’s achievement.

Assessment, Literacy, School

Education & Development
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Civic students: International Civic and Citizenship Education Study report

07 November 2017

Results from the latest international study of civic and citizenship education have found students’ knowledge in this learning domain is increasing in many countries.

Evaluation, Survey, School

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Single-sex schooling and achievement outcomes

28 September 2017

Analysis of NAPLAN numeracy and reading data reveals that single-sex schools on average provide no better value-add over time than coeducational schools, as Katherine Dix explains.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School