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Teacher attrition: What’s the real picture?

18 January 2018

Claims that half of Australian early career teachers are leaving the profession are not as robust as they might seem, new analysis reveals.

Evaluation, Survey, School, Higher Education

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Active and informed: National Assessment Program – Civics and Citizenship report

14 December 2017

A new study shows that Year 10 students’ civics and citizenship knowledge has fallen, but participation in civics and citizenship activity has increased. Julian Fraillon and Eveline Gebhardt report.

Assessment, Student Engagement, Survey, School

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Recognising excellence in educational leadership

12 December 2017

Lawrence Ingvarson describes the development of Australia’s new voluntary principal certification system.

Quality & Standards, School

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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.

Assessment, Evaluation, Literacy, School

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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.

Assessment, Literacy, School

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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.

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