Stopping the drift in school performance requires a national action plan
Academic achievement, Educational trends, Monitoring (Assessment), Underachievement, Primary secondary education, Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), School disparities, Australia
While governments and political parties disagree over school funding, a new ACER report shows performance in our schools is continuing to decline. Adequate school funding is essential. But money alone is not the answer; we have increased spending on schools and still seen standards decline. We urgently require a national action plan to target resources on proven, interconnected strategies for arresting the drift in our schools.
Masters, Geoff N. (May 2016) 'Stopping the drift in school performance requires a national action plan', Research Developments, ACER. https://rd.acer.edu.au/article/stopping-the-drift-in-school-performance-requires-a-national-action-plan
Place of Publication
Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)