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Academic achievement, Catholic schools, Educational facilities planning, Educational leadership, Measures, Principals, Regional programs, School administration, School improvement, School leaders, Standards, Strategic planning, Teaching, Interviews, Reviews, Statistical analysis, Surveys


Townsville Catholic Education Office in Queensland (TCEO) commissioned ACER to review its current processes for school renewal. TCEO seeks to support its school leaders in the design and implementation of self renewing school improvement. This report focuses on the explicit elements of teaching and learning with a particular emphasis on forming recommendations on the evidence base applied to school led reflection. The report is based on data collected from documentation, the views of diocesan leaders, consultants, principals and the current body of research evidence informing school improvement. The recommendations are noted under the common characteristics of highly effective systems identified in the literature on school and systemic improvement.

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Melbourne Vic


Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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