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Reading literacy results good news for Australia, but not all Australians

05 December 2017

A new international study reveals improvement in Year 4 students’ reading literacy achievement, but more needs to be done to address the underachievement of disadvantaged students, as Sue Thomson explains.

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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.

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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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Measure for measure

31 July 2017

We measure progress in reading, writing, numeracy and the like, but can progress in creativity, resilience, problem solving or ethical reasoning also be measured?

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