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Families Wait on NAPLAN Reports

STUDENT results in the national literacy and numeracy tests will be delayed for about one month after an error was discovered in the printed reports. Read more

What We Don’t Get From Naplan

Schools number-crunching published NAPLAN scores are missing the point. Moreover, principals who draw up lists of NAPLAN “competitors” demonstrate a lack of understanding of just how limited NAPLAN scores are. Comparisons with schools systems that have used NAPLAN-like tests, however, are useful. Let me explain. Read more

Surprising Results in OECD Report

The federal government’s efforts to have Australian schoolchildren match their Asian and Finnish peers on international literacy and maths tests might need to start earlier if the latest OECD’s Education at a Glance 2013 report is any guide. Read more

Australia Behind in Maths & Science

A boost is needed if Australia is to compete with science focused countries, a recent report has stated. The report released by the Australian Council of Learned Academics recommends introducing maths as a compulsory subject throughout high school, stronger prior condition requirements for university and the recruitment of science Ph.D. graduates into teaching. With countries like China and India building larger intensive knowledge based economies the report said that Australia needed to “lift its game” in the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects. Peter Andrews, former Queensland chief scientist, stated, “the proportion of Australians graduating from universities in mathematics and statistics is less than the OECD average”.]]>

Australia Behind in Maths & Science

A boost is needed if Australia is to compete with science focused countries, a recent report has stated.

The report released by the Australian Council of Learned Academics recommends introducing maths as a compulsory subject throughout high school, stronger prior condition requirements for university and the recruitment of science Ph.D. graduates into teaching.

With countries like China and India building larger intensive knowledge based economies the report said that Australia needed to “lift its game” in the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects. Peter Andrews, former Queensland chief scientist, stated, “the proportion of Australians graduating from universities in mathematics and statistics is less than the OECD average”.