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Evidence-based education needs standardised assessment

24 November 2017

Standardised assessments are powerful tools in building a strong evidence base for education policy and practice, as Jen Jackson and Ross Turner explain.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Aussie students equal fifth in financial literacy

24 May 2017

Sue Thomson reports on the achievement of Australia’s 15-year-olds in the latest PISA financial literacy assessment.

Assessment, Evaluation, Survey, School, International