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Investing in teacher development: Building an evidence base in Lao PDR

09 December 2019

A four year study in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is investigating the extent to which investment in teacher development improves teaching quality and student literacy in Lao language.

Literacy, Quality & Standards, Survey, School, Education & Development,

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Focus on basics leaves schoolkids short in essential deep thinking

04 December 2019

The declining performance of Australian school students is in the spotlight again. But is there anything governments can do to arrest the decline? Geoff Masters responds.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School,

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How Australia’s education system stacks up

04 December 2019

PISA national project manager Dr Sue Thomson says Australia has a great deal of work ahead for its education system to excel by international standards.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School,

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PISA 2018: Australian students’ performance

03 December 2019

A long-term national decline in reading, maths and science achievement has led, for the first time, to Australia’s achievement failing to exceed the OECD average in one of the assessment domains.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School,

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PISA explained

02 December 2019

Sue Thomson and Kylie Hillman explain the significance of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, ahead of the release of results from the latest cycle.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School,

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Resource issues in secondary schools

02 December 2019

Digital technology has emerged as the most inequitable resource issue impacting instruction in Australian secondary schools.

Survey, School,