About Dr Rhonda Farkota
DipTeach, BEd Melb, MEdSt, EdD Monash
Dr Rhonda Farkota, formerly a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research (1998-2018), has long been recognised as one of Australia’s foremost experts in Direct Instruction (DI). Her doctoral research into DI, mathematics and self-efficacy was described by Professor DH Schunk, Dean of Education, University of North Carolina, as an outstanding thesis on a topic of great theoretical and applied significance. Before joining ACER in 1998, she was a Teacher and Curriculum Advisor, and sat on the Curriculum Committees of both the Education Department and the Catholic Education Office. In 2008 she was specially seconded as Assistant Director of Australia’s National Assessment Program (NAPLAN™). Dr Farkota received the 2013 Mona Tobias Award in recognition of her significant contribution to evidence based practice in education.
|1998 - 2018||Manager, Legal and Commercial Services, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)|
Direct Instruction and Mathematics education
Honors and Awards
- 2013 Mona Tobias Award in recognition of significant contribution to evidence based practice in education.
Curriculum Materials (8)
Conference Proceedings (1)
Monitoring standards in education : mathematics 2002 assessment
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, (MERGA) (2003)
This paper describes the 2002 Western Australia Monitoring Standards in Education system-wide random sample assessment of student performance at Years ...