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Evidence-informed approaches to help every student succeed
Evidence-informed approaches to help every student succeed

Dr Lyn Sharratt explores three practical learning, teaching and leading approaches – writing to improve critical literacy skills, bump-it-up walls, and collaborative assessment of student work – that each support teachers’ focus on creating critically literate graduates.

Most borrowed library books
Most borrowed library books

As an educator, how do you encourage your students to discover new books they’ll not only enjoy, but that will also expand their interests? Today’s article looks at the texts that made the 2018 Civica Libraries Index of most borrowed books.

Q&A: School success in Estonia
Q&A: School success in Estonia

In today’s Q&A, we hear from Gunda Tire, the National Project Manager for PISA in Estonia, who shares more about the features of the Estonian school system, and what teachers have been doing to support students to reach their educational potential.

Q&A: Designing a font to help students remember key information
Q&A: Designing a font to help students remember key information

In today’s Q&A we chat to Dr Jo Peryman and Dr Janneke Blijlevens from RMIT University about the creation and testing of Sans Forgetica – a new font designed to help students remember key information.

High frequency words used by young students in Australia

New research explores the words most frequently written by students in Australia in their first three years of schooling. Today’s infographic looks at the words that were written at a high frequency, unique to each year level.

Strategies to improve students’ vocabulary
Strategies to improve students’ vocabulary

In his latest Teacher video Greg Whitby, Executive Director of Schools in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, speaks to Jessica Azar about her approach to improving students’ vocabulary. 

Early writers – high frequency words
Early writers – high frequency words

A new research study has compiled a list of the 500 most frequently used words written by students in Australia in their first three years of schooling. What influences their word choices? Are there any gender differences? And, how has the list changed in a decade?

Infographic: Reading achievement, hunger and tiredness

In PIRLS 2016 (the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study), students were asked about behaviours that could limit reading instruction. Today’s infographic takes a look at some of the results for students arriving at school feeling hungry and tired.

PIRLS 2016: Russia’s reading success
PIRLS 2016: Russia’s reading success

The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) measures Year 4 students’ reading literacy achievement. When the last study cycle was conducted in 2016, students in the Russian Federation outperformed their peers in all 50 participating countries and 11 benchmarking regions.

Infographic: Reading achievement and student absenteeism

In PIRLS 2016 (the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study), students were asked about behaviours that could limit reading instruction. Today’s infographic takes a look at some of the results for absenteeism.