School Funding Dilemma
Independent Schools Victoria is concerned about funding arrangements for education.
We made a submission to the Senate Select Committee on School Funding which is considering the new national school funding arrangements – the model developed following the Gonski Review of School Funding. Read more here...
NCVER Research Report on the Factors Influencing Student Aspiration
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has released a report, The factors affecting the educational and occupational aspirations of young Australians. The report examines the ways in which background characteristics influence young people aspirations. Read more here...
Enhancing Online Safety for Children
On 28 March 2014, Paul Fletcher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Minister for Communications, welcomed the wide range of submissions received in response to the government’s Discussion Paper on Enhancing Online Safety for Children. Read more here...
Senate Committee NAPLAN Recommendation
A Senate Committee whose role was to examine the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) has recommended that measures be taken to reduce the time between testing and when teachers can see the results and to limit the use of the data for league tables. Read more here...
New report from parliamentary library
Measures of student achievement
The federal Parliamentary Library has produced Measures of student achievement: a quick guide [PDF], which is a comprehensive overview of the major national and international measures of school student achievement that are conducted and used in Australia. It is fair, balanced and sensible and indicates the possible pitfalls of various measures.