Australia’s national education evidence body
Writing proficiency is central to student success during the school years, and it influences personal and vocational outcomes post-school.


Research in Australia and internationally acknowledges a need to focus specifically on the teaching of writing in order to improve outcomes for students.

This series of evidence-based guides and resources has been designed to provide explicit, practical strategies to support the teaching of writing in classrooms across all stages of schooling.

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Writing is related to Focus Area 2.5 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.


Writing practice has a strong evidence base that meets our highest standards of evidence. For more information about the evidence base, see below:

Sentence combining practice guide

This guide provides advice around sentence combining, an instructional technique used to improve sentence quality, complexity and variety.

Writing and writing instruction

This publication summarises available evidence on writing and writing instruction.

Implementation tools

Here you will find tools to help you implement effective writing and writing instruction practices in your classroom or setting.

Writing instruction framework - primary

The intent of this framework is to show how the school approaches and implements the effective teaching of writing and writing assessment, and to evaluate opportunities for further improvement.

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