18 décembre 2016

Australian schools continue to fall behind other countries in maths and science

The ConversationBy . Australian performances in mathematics and science have stagnated over the past 20 years, according to latest findings from the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) report released today. More...

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Governments need to look beyond education rankings and focus on inequities in the system

The ConversationBy . The latest Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA) results will be released around the world on December 6. And as usual, there will be a flurry in the news media. More...

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Australia is very average when it comes to maths and science performance – here’s what needs to change

The ConversationBy . As a school student, I awaited the arrival of the end-of-year report with a bracing mix of hope and fear.
Now, as Australia’s Chief Scientist, I’m worried once again about school reports. More...

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The case for a fixed 15% fee on all student loans

The ConversationBy . The Grattan Institute has proposed that a 15% surcharge should be added to the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt of undergraduate and college students. More...

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For Australia to improve in maths, policymakers need to make a plan and stick to it

The ConversationBy . Australia is struggling to improve its performance in maths due to a lack of continuity in policymaking. More...

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NAPLAN results reveal little change in literacy and numeracy performance – here are some key takeaway findings

The ConversationBy . The national report on National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) outcomes has been released today, showing the test results of Australian students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. More...

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NAPLAN results: moving beyond our obsession with numbers

The ConversationBy . The latest national report from the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) has led to yet another round of calls for the need to reform schooling practices. More...

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ATAR found to be a poor predictor of how well students do at uni

The ConversationBy . It’s generally assumed that students who do well at school will go on to do well at university, and students who perform poorly at school will continue to under achieve in their tertiary studies. New research from Victoria University has found that, especially for disadvantaged students, neither is necessarily the case. More...

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My ATAR is too low, what do I do now?

The ConversationBy . First off, don’t panic – you still have many options available to you. Your ATAR does not determine your future grades beyond school. More...

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Australia’s students are failing. I blame the politicians

The ConversationBy . The results of PISA 2015 have just been released – and Australia has slipped down the rankings, again.
The Australian Council of Educational Research has called it, and Australia is now in absolute decline in reading, mathematics and science.
A close reading of the full 472 page report from PISA does indeed offer some salutary lessons for Australia. More...

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