Learning Sciences Institute Australia

Building an evidence base for national best practice in mathematics education

Overview

The goal of the project is to build a compelling evidence base for national best practice in mathematics education by identifying key factors in school mathematics improvement as measured by NAPLAN. Case studies of selected schools will be undertaken in every state, and national surveys of principals, mathematics leaders in schools/systems, teachers (primary and secondary) and students will provide a large data set for modelling purposes. The project will deliver a large data set of qualitative and quantitative data, together with an initial report that will be made available to the Office of the Chief Scientist for further analysis.

Funding

  • Office of the Chief Scientist, $542,260
  • ACU, $90,000

Duration

2015