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Online assessment to support student learning

11 September 2017

Computer adaptive tests targeted to students’ current skill levels should provide better information about their long-term literacy and numeracy development.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School

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A changing classroom climate?

15 August 2017

International surveys track trends in the achievement of students in science, reading and maths but also classroom climate and student behaviour.

Evaluation, Student Engagement, School

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Data-driven improvement in schools

26 July 2017

School improvement depends on leaders who set an explicit improvement agenda, but also on using data effectively to monitor and evaluate programs and student outcomes.

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School

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Hands on: Leading school improvement

19 July 2017

A collaborative approach by principals working closely with teachers in building and implementing programs for school improvement helps to develop a shared commitment and expansion of leadership capacity among all staff.

Evaluation, Literacy, Quality & Standards, School

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Collaboration and courage key to coherent school improvement

12 July 2017

Effective school leaders have the knowledge and skills to pursue clear and agreed improvement goals – and the courage to fix problems along the way.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School

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A curriculum for teaching and learning: an alternative roadmap

26 June 2017

Most aspects of school are built around a timed curriculum that specifies what should be taught and learned in each school year, but there is a problem with this approach.

Assessment, Student Engagement, School