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What TIMSS 2019 tells us about Australian students’ school preparedness
In a new video infographic based on data from the most recent Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), we delve deeper into the skills with which Australian students enter primary school, and a possible link with Year 4 maths performance.
Australia trails behind in readiness for primary school: TIMSS
Data from TIMSS suggests lower student literacy and numeracy skills when beginning primary school may be contributing to Australia’s poorer achievement in Year 4 mathematics.
Giving all students a great start – here’s how
In a recent webinar, experts in early childhood education and care (ECEC) research and service provision looked at what must happen to ensure equity of access to high quality ECEC for all children.
Australian boys’ and girls’ enjoyment of reading
PISA 2018 data shows the decline in Australian students’ reading achievement has occurred alongside a decline in their enjoyment of reading.
Be an early adapter, with a new way to test
Standardised testing is generally considered 'fair' because all students are treated the same. But does the approach confuse equality with equity? A new computer adaptive progressive achievement test is a fairer, more accurate way to assess.