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Making the grade

The development of a national system for the accreditation of pre service teacher education programs is a key strategy in securing future teacher quality and enhanced outcomes for Australian students. Building on the current systems and work undertaken in the ...

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Membership of the My School Working Party

• Professor Barry McGaw AO, Chair, ACARA Board • Professor Max Coltheart, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University • Mr Ian Dalton, Executive Director, Australian Parents Council • Mr Neville A Feeney, Executive Officer, Catholic Secondary Principals Australia • ...

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My School Enhancements 2010

The provision of greater space for principals to write about their school profile and NAPLAN results is one element of the My School enhancement process that Education Ministers from around the country have asked ACARA to undertake. Other enhancements that ...

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NAPLAN Fact Box

• 2010 is the third year of NAPLAN testing after its introduction in 2008 • 1.1 million students participated in the NAPLAN testing this year • The tests conform to standards and content agreed to by all states and territories ...

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NAPLAN Release 2010

It’s nearly that time of the year again – NAPLAN tests have been marked and reports are being put together for schools. Student reports will be delivered to schools following the MCEECDYA release of the 2010 NAPLAN Summary Report on ...

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My School Wins iAward

The SEMA Group has won the national Information and Communication Technology (ICT) award at the Australian Information Industry Association’s (AIIA) iAwards in the category of eGovernment for delivering the My School website. The prestigious iAward, recognises the organisation as one ...

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No quick fix

We now have bipartisan support for the devolution of powers and responsibilities to schools and their principals. Under Labor’s plan, participating schools will manage a global budget, decisions around staffing mix and selection, operational decisions and strategic planning. Principal associations ...

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The teacher’s the thing

From the standpoint of education and training, the election campaign resembles shadow-boxing. This is clearly reflective of the broader political and financial realities which provide the election context. Election strategies like tax relief, family payments and cards for parents of ...

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