Submission on increasing participation, retention and completion in education in the Northern Territory, particularly in remote areas

About the submission

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.

The Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO)’s research suggests pairing evidence-based teaching practices – such as explicit instruction and mastery learning – with intensive support using a multi-tiered system of supports framework can improve education outcomes for students who are struggling, regardless of context.

AERO also advocates for using culturally responsive teaching practices to ensure a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students.

AERO's submission proposes the Review consider how system direction and resources can provide coherent guidance that encourages school leaders and teachers to consistently use these practices in secondary schools.