Ensuring excellent progress for every student at Research Conference 2021

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

This year sees the long-awaited return of Research Conference, following a hiatus in 2020 caused by the pandemic.

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Australian boys’ and girls’ enjoyment of reading

Thursday, 6 May 2021

PISA 2018 data shows the decline in Australian students’ reading achievement has occurred alongside a decline in their enjoyment of reading.

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Time to rethink A to E grading?

Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021

Schools use PAT to measure and describe student achievement. But how do we communicate learning progress to parents and carers? In a recent column for Teacher magazine, Professor Geoff Masters writes that A to E grades leave much to be desired.

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Meet the PAT Team: Marc Kralj

Monday, 26 Apr 2021

In our new Meet the Team story, we introduce former teacher and school leader Marc Kralj, our Adelaide-based Education Consultant and valued member of the PAT team.

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Be an early adapter, with a new way to test

Thursday, 22 Apr 2021

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.

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