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Phonics teaching in schools

The debate over phonics teaching (explicit instruction on how to ‘sound out’ words by learning the sounds that letters or combinations of letters stand for) has raged for decades. This article covers recent developments beginning

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Year 9 – the ‘lost year’?

This article in The Conversation focuses on the disengagement that some students experience at school, often beginning in Year 9. According to the article: Each year in Victoria, thousands of students disengage from school between

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership

At the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership, we create and offer evidence-based professional learning programs, events and initiatives designed to take Victoria’s highly skilled teachers and school leaders from great to exceptional. The Academy

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Senior secondary reforms in Victoria

Victoria is moving to a new integrated senior secondary certificate that will bring together the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). The move to a single certificate will

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VCE study scores explained

If you have a VCE student in the family, you may be wondering how the statewide assessment and ranking process works. How can a fair and equitable statewide ranking be achieved when schools can develop

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PISA: a fair test of education quality?

The OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is often used as an indicator of how well an education system is performing. For example, in March 2021 Federal Education Minister Alan Tudge used PISA results

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Senior secondary reforms in Victoria

Victoria is moving to a new integrated senior secondary certificate that will bring together the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). The move to a single certificate will

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