Quality Schools reviews

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From time to time, the Australian Government commissions reviews to assess and examine current challenges.

Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools

The Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools (the Review) was chaired by Mr David Gonski AC. On the 28 March 2018, the Review panel delivered the final report to the Government, Through Growth to Achievement: Report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian schools, and is contributing to the evidence base needed to ensure funding is used in ways that make a difference to student outcomes. The recommendations of the review will be considered by Education Ministers in the negotiation of a new national school reform agreement  in 2018.

Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education

The Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education (the Regional Education Review) considered 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 was led by Emeritus Professor John Halsey of Flinders University, and its final report was released on 13 April 2018.

Review of the socio-economic status (SES) score methodology

The Government has commissioned the new National School Resourcing Board to conduct a review of the SES score methodology to consider the appropriateness of the use of SES scores in assessing the capacity of a non-government school community’s ability to contribute to the recurrent costs of their school. It will make recommendations on alternative measures and/or changes to ensure confidence in the methodology used. A final report will be submitted to the Australian Government Minister for Education and Training by the end of June 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.