In this expert Q&A, Lisa De Bortoli – ACER Senior Research Fellow and National Project Manager for Australia for PISA – explains what the latest test results tell us about students’ skills and knowledge, and how schools can use the data to inform teaching and learning. She also shares early findings from PISA’s student and principal questionnaires.
Results from PISA 2022 have been released and the data show Australian student performance in maths and reading has been holding steady since 2015, and in science since 2018. However, when looking at the past 20 years, performance has dropped significantly across the board.
School Assembly is the podcast series from Teacher that explores what it takes to build a new school from the ground up. In episode 5, we talk to Jo Camozzato, Principal of Bemin Secondary College, about the physical build at the dual campus site.
The PISA 2022 international results have just been announced. In this special episode we’re joined by Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Research, to talk about Australia’s performance, what we could learn from top performer Singapore, and some of the education reforms taking place in other parts of the world.
Australia appears to have put the brakes on a long-term decline in student performance levels, according to the latest international PISA assessment in reading, mathematics and science, but its top 10 position globally is largely due to other countries falling lower. Find out more in this round up.
The design of 4 school buildings in Australia have been recognised in the shortlist of the World Architecture Festival. In this article, we’re going to take you through the designs, other highlights from the shortlist in the K-12 sector, and the winning entry.
What do you need information on? Technology in the classroom? Inclusivity? Making the most of your planning time? Music education? The 12th Teacher alphabet brings you quick links to popular content that you might find useful. Download the PDF for a hyperlinked version.
Our annual reader survey just concluded for another year. This year, many of you let us know you’d like more content on the topic of AI and teacher workload. In this episode, we highlight a range of stories we’ve published recently that you might find useful.
As a school leader, a key consideration when implementing a new approach, or evaluating existing practices, is the effective use of data. A new support resource outlines 7 steps to guide school leaders in using data for monitoring and evaluation. Find out more in today’s article.
The Future-focused Mentoring initiative has been working with teachers in 2 Australian states. In this project update, the research team share findings from analysis of conversations between teacher mentor and early career teachers, implications for practice, and what schools can do to support genuine and authentic learning partnerships.