Quality Schools reviews

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The Australian Government has commissioned two schooling reviews to assess and examine current challenges.

Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools

The Australian Government's ongoing reform priorities will be informed by the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools (the Review), chaired by Mr David Gonski AC. The Review will examine evidence and make recommendations on the most effective programs and policies to lift outcomes. The Review will report to the Prime Minister and Minister Birmingham by March 2018.

Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education

Country students will be the focus of an Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education (the Regional Education Review). The Regional Education Review will consider the key challenges and barriers that impact on students' learning outcomes, including transitions toward, and success regarding, further study, training and employment. The Regional Education Review is being led by Emeritus Professor John Halsey of Flinders University. The final report and recommendations will be provided to the Government in January 2018.

Previous Reviews

Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group

The Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) released Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers in 2015, along with the Australian Government's response.

Review of the Australian Curriculum 2015

A Review of the Australian Curriculum was released in September 2015 with all education ministers endorsement. The Australian Curriculum is expected to be reviewed in 2020.

2015 Review of the Disability Standards for Education

The Standards are required to be reviewed every five years in consultation with the Attorney-General's Department. The Final Report on the 2015 Review is available, along with the Australian Government initial response to the 2015 Review and the 2015 Review submissions.