Student achievement

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‘Big five’ challenges in school education – what progress have we made?
‘Big five’ challenges in school education – what progress have we made?

Professor Geoff Masters AO shares details of a special ACER five-webinar series, where expert practitioners, researchers and policymakers will revisit the major challenges in school education he wrote of six years ago, and ask what progress has been made on each, and what needs to happen next.

Getting all children off to a good start
Getting all children off to a good start

One of the biggest challenges we face in improving quality and equity in our schools is to better address the learning needs of the many children who, on entry to school, are at risk of being locked into trajectories of long-term low achievement, writes Professor Geoff Masters AO.

Teacher's bookshelf: Helping underperforming students
Teacher's bookshelf: Helping underperforming students

STEM specialist teacher Britt Gow reviews a book that provides research-based strategies for helping underperforming students.

The ‘long tail' of underachievement
The ‘long tail' of underachievement

One of the biggest challenges educators face is to find better ways to meet the learning needs of the many students who fall behind in our schools, fail to meet year-level expectations (often year after year) and, as a consequence, become increasingly disengaged, writes Professor Geoff Masters AO.

Open the door: Effective teaching is no secret
Open the door: Effective teaching is no secret

If we really want to improve student achievement we need to focus on the person who closes the classroom door and performs the teaching act – the teacher - but to do that we need to open classroom doors.