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The Research Files Episode 23: Bias in grading
The Research Files Episode 23: Bias in grading

Are teachers ever influenced by bias when it comes to grading student work? This is the focus of a new report from researchers at the University of New England. Professor John Malouff joins Teacher to discuss the findings.

Mapping progress – using data for teaching and learning
Mapping progress – using data for teaching and learning

It’s important to keep in mind that there are three central uses of data in school education. Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses.

Monitoring student growth
Monitoring student growth

In any given classroom, students are likely to be at very different points in their learning and development. Professor Geoff Masters AO explores why it is important for teachers to be able to track the long-term progress that each student makes.

School transition through the eyes of the child
School transition through the eyes of the child

How one Adelaide primary school has used Australian Early Development Census data to improve its transition and orientation to school programs.

Schools as learning organisations
Schools as learning organisations

School improvement is most likely when an entire school has a shared improvement agenda and is committed to learning how to improve. Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses a five-step improvement cycle.

Developing fine and gross motor skills
Developing fine and gross motor skills

How one school responded to local census data highlighting a need to support early childhood development in the area of physical health and wellbeing.

Is there another way to think about schooling?
Is there another way to think about schooling?

There is a well-established way of thinking about schooling. But is there another way? Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses.

School Improvement Episode 7: Geoff Masters and Robert Marshall
School Improvement Episode 7: Geoff Masters and Robert Marshall

Professor Geoff Masters AO and Robert Marshall discuss school improvement, effective assessment and the current grading system.

Getting all children off to a good start
Getting all children off to a good start

One of the biggest challenges we face in improving quality and equity in our schools is to better address the learning needs of the many children who, on entry to school, are at risk of being locked into trajectories of long-term low achievement, writes Professor Geoff Masters AO.

The ‘long tail’ of underachievement
The ‘long tail’ of underachievement

One of the biggest challenges educators face is to find better ways to meet the learning needs of the many students who fall behind in our schools, fail to meet year-level expectations (often year after year) and, as a consequence, become increasingly disengaged, writes Professor Geoff Masters AO.