The Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO) has created the first longitudinally linked dataset of Australian students’ National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) participation and results.
The Review of Secondary Education in the Northern Territory aims to design a responsive and inclusive secondary education system with a focus on increasing participation, retention and completion, particularly in remote areas.
Education systems and schools routinely implement new initiatives to better support learning and development. However, schools often face significant challenges when they introduce new approaches.
In Australia, a substantial proportion of students start secondary school with literacy and numeracy skills that are 3 or more years below those of their peers (ACARA, 2021).
This summary presents the key findings from 2 reports on better supporting students who enter secondary school with gaps in their foundational literacy and numeracy skills. The reports highlights findings from: