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Ben Jensen, Grattan Institute

Start Date

28-8-2012 10:45 AM

End Date

28-8-2012 12:00 PM

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Throughout Australian school education we have invested in areas that we know do not have a strong association with student learning. Education expenditure in Australia has increased substantially for more than a decade, but results have either stagnated or declined (at least on international assessments such as the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)). This indicates that we are investing in the areas that don’t have the greatest impact on student learning. Comparisons with high-performing systems and schools show that this begins with ineffective strategies that do not adequately target student learning. This impacts resource allocation decisions in schools and across education systems. Nevertheless, there is considerable evidence about what works. Stronger targeting of resources on ‘what works’ can have a substantial impact on student learning in schools and throughout our education systems.

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Session S - Targeting the things that matter

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