NAPLAN participation - who is missing the tests and why it matters
Our paper draws on the latest NAPLAN data to investigate declining participation rates and what that means for teachers, schools and education systems.
Writing development: what does a decade of NAPLAN data reveal?
The largest and most comprehensive study ever undertaken on this subject in Australia.
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Family engagement support guides
Guides for engaging with families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and families of children who are in out-of-home care.
The Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose (CRAAP) test
This new worksheet helps teachers and educators to reflect on a piece of research and help educators and teachers to make decisions about what could be used in practice.
Research reflection guide worksheet
We have developed a new worksheet to support educators in reflecting on a piece of research and explore how relevant the research is to your context, whether you should implement the approach and what you can do to ensure the approach is used effectively.
Analytical insights papers provide accessible, up-to-date analysis of educational datasets, such as the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) dataset.
Evidence use in schools
Our national snapshot on evidence provides a picture of the current state of evidence use and the use of evidence-based practices in schools across Australia, and where we need to know more.
We have established our first professional learning collaboration, partnering with the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF).
Introduction to the science of reading
An easy-to-read summary that aims to support educators and policymakers to understand the cognitive science behind how students learn to read and the research on effective instruction.
NAPLAN results inform schools, parents and policy. But too many kids miss the tests altogether
Today the NAPLAN testing window starts for more than a million students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Over the next nine days students will sit literacy and numeracy tests which are designed to measure their reading, writing, numeracy, grammar, punctuation and spelling.
15 March 2023
Productivity Commission report highlights the importance of evidence-based approaches
The Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO) has welcomed the Productivity Commission’s Review of the National School Reform Agreement (NSRA), released today.
20 January 2023
Ten approaches to supporting evidence use across Australian school systems
The best-performing school systems internationally strive to develop their teachers to be more effective instructors. Australian school systems and sectors have implemented a range of initiatives to support and increase use of evidence and evidence-based practice.
20 December 2022