school testing

It is time to assess the ATAR
It is time to assess the ATAR (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New analysis shows just one in four students are entering university undergraduate courses based on their ATAR, exposing a huge contrast to the importance placed on ATAR in schools. The latest paper by Mitchell Institute at Victoria University explores how ... Read More »

Students with ADHD failing to meet minimum education standards
Students with ADHD failing to meet minimum education standards (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A high number of Australian children with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are struggling academically, with an alarming 40% of students failing to meet the literacy and numeracy (NAPLAN) national minimum standards, new research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute ... Read More »

NAPLAN? No worries
NAPLAN? No worries (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Despite widespread community concern about the pressure that the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) testing places on students, new research from ECU has found that the standardised testing regime has only a minimal impact on levels of ... Read More »

School principals directly impact student test scores
School principals directly impact student test scores (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

School principals who set clear strategic objectives, encourage professional interaction among staff and promote professional development for teachers significantly raise student achievement levels according to a University of Melbourne report on principal effectiveness. Using unique Victorian public school data from ... Read More »

Wage gap linked to high school subject choices
Wage gap linked to high school subject choices (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A University of Melbourne study of high school subject choices reveals that girls are less likely to choose science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subjects than boys, despite many girls testing better in these subjects. Women are under-represented in high-paying ... Read More »

Tips for parents on ATAR results and managing stress
Tips for parents on ATAR results and managing stress (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Ewa Geba, clinical psychologist and a parent survivor of three HSCs, provides advice for parents on what next once their child receives an ATAR. So your son or daughter is getting their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) in the next week ... Read More »

Study short and sweet
Study short and sweet (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Studying for short bursts works better than hitting the books for hours at a time when it comes to exam preparation, according to education expert Dr Mandie Shean. Dr Shean said breaking up study sessions into chunks of 25 to ... Read More »

ATARs a weak predictor of student performance
ATARs a weak predictor of student performance (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new report shows that ATAR scores are a weak predictor of academic performance for first-year students. The report by Victoria University’s Victoria Institute for Strategic Economic Studies (VISES) and supported by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher ... Read More »

Exams
Exams (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Dr Joe discusses the importance of staying healthy with sleep, good food choices, exercise and relaxation for teenagers as they prepare for exams Read More »

Physical and mental health the key to exam success
Physical and mental health the key to exam success (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

As thousands of high school students prepare for the commencement of WACE examinations on 3 November 2014, The University of Notre Dame Australia encourages young people to achieve their potential but work within their physical capabilities. According to Andrew Duirs, ... Read More »

 
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