Contributing to continuity: Supporting children to progress in their learning across our education system
From the first experience of early childhood education and care all the way up to secondary school, education is full of transition points. Transitions are the risky points in education: a poor transition can disrupt the continuity of children’s learning.
9 October 2023
Fewer than 1 in 5 students who are behind in Year 3 catch up and stay caught up
The Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO) looked at what happens to students who perform at or below the national minimum standards in literacy and numeracy in the Year 3 NAPLAN tests. We found less than 1 in 5 students who are behind in Year 3 catch up and stay caught up. In fact, most are at risk of not meeting learning standards throughout their schooling.
21 August 2023
How ready is your school for change? Considerations when introducing new initiatives, programs and models to your school community
To support their students’ ever-evolving learning and development needs, as well as respond to external pressures, schools regularly introduce and implement new initiatives aimed at improving student outcomes.
23 June 2023
Why AERO is working to support a whole-school approach to writing
Christine Jackson and Annie Fisher discuss the need to support teachers to teach writing in all subject areas. This article also announces AERO's writing resources aligned to the Australian curriculum and a new pilot research project supporting a whole-school approach to the teaching of writing.
1 June 2023
Tiered literacy and numeracy interventions
‘As a school teacher or leader, you will understand the challenge of addressing gaps in students’ literacy and numeracy skills.’ In this article, Adam Inder shares findings from AERO’s Implementing Effective Tiered Interventions in Secondary Schools' project.
29 May 2023