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Research Q&A: Student attendance strategies
Research Q&A: Student attendance strategies

School absence has an impact on student outcomes, so being aware of attendance rates for your class, year group, or whole school, and understanding the reasons behind the absence is important. With this information to hand, what will make a difference? That’s the topic of Dr Kirsten Hancock’s research.

Research news: The impact of media coverage of teaching during COVID-19
Research news: The impact of media coverage of teaching during COVID-19

Did the COVID-19 pandemic affect public perceptions of teachers and the teaching profession, and how were their views and beliefs influenced by media coverage? Researchers in the UK have been exploring these questions, and their findings offer some interesting insights into how society values the profession, and the impact this has on teacher mental health and wellbeing.

Assessment reform: Insights from New Zealand
Assessment reform: Insights from New Zealand

In his first Teacher column of 2024, Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses assessment reforms proposed in New Zealand to reverse that country’s declining student performance.

How resilient are your students? Unpacking effective teaching practices
How resilient are your students? Unpacking effective teaching practices

Students with academic resilience persist and thrive in their studies, despite the odds being stacked against them. In our latest reader submission Associate Professor Nani Tieg, from the University of Oslo, Norway, explores findings from her UNESCO GEM Fellowship study into the role teachers play in fostering academic resilience in maths and science classrooms.

Expert Q&A: PISA 2022 with Lisa De Bortoli
Expert Q&A: PISA 2022 with Lisa De Bortoli

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.

Infographic: PISA 2022 – Australian performance trends over time
Infographic: PISA 2022 – Australian performance trends over time

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.

Podcast special: PISA 2022 results with Professor Geoff Masters
Podcast special: PISA 2022 results with Professor Geoff Masters

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.

PISA 2022 – good and bad news for Australia in global student assessment
PISA 2022 – good and bad news for Australia in global student assessment

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.

Australian school design recognised globally
Australian school design recognised globally

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.

Sister Zeph from Pakistan wins the 2023 Global Teacher Prize
Sister Zeph from Pakistan wins the 2023 Global Teacher Prize

The winner of the US $1 million 2023 Global Teacher Prize has just been announced as Sister Zeph from Pakistan, who opened her own school when she was just 13 years old to educate local children. In today’s article we share more about her inspiring story that’s been recognised with the prestigious prize.