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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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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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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

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What do students really think about their teachers?

28 April 2017

Assessment helps us to understand how well our students are learning, but to help us understand the effectiveness of our teaching we need student feedback, as Lawrence Ingvarson explains.

Quality & Standards, Survey, School

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Australian report card: Time to address disadvantage is now

15 March 2017

Two major reports on student achievement confirm little change in the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students over the past 15 years.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, School