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Review of Years 9 to 12 Tasmania : Final report
Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation
  • Geoff N Masters, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
  • Kathryn Moyle, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
  • Sheldon Rothman, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
  • Hilary Hollingsworth, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
  • Bill Perrett, Australian Council for Educational Research
  • Paul R Weldon, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
  • Kate Perkins, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
  • Justin Brown, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
  • Ali Radloff, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
  • Patricia Freeman, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
  • Sofi Damianidis, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Publication Date
12-23-2016
Subjects
Attendance, Student retention, Secondary education, Curriculum evaluation, Enrolment rate, Completion rate, Vocational education and training, Academic achievement, Secondary school students, Secondary school teachers, Surveys
Abstract
The Tasmanian Government is currently implementing significant reforms to improve students’ retention and attainment in Tasmania’s schools. There is a concern in the Tasmanian community however, that their students’ performances are among the lowest in the nation. Reasons nominated for these results include weak literacy and numeracy levels; low attendance rates; high anxiety around transitions between Year 10 and Year 11 by some students, especially among those living outside of the larger cities; students seeking alternative education options; and family, financial, health and carer based issues. It is against this backdrop that the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) was commissioned to undertake an independent review of Years 9 to 12 concerning the following issues: student and workforce data; curriculum policy and provision (including vocational education and training (VET); and design and delivery for Years 9 to 12 (which includes the three Tasmanian education sectors: the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office (TCEO), Independent Schools Tasmania (IST) and the Department of Education (DoE)).
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Place of Publication
Hobart Tas
Publisher
Department of Education
Citation Information
Geoff N Masters, Kathryn Moyle, Sheldon Rothman, Hilary Hollingsworth, et al.. Review of Years 9 to 12 Tasmania : Final report. (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/geoff_masters/246/