The Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE) engages in in-depth analysis of education practices and their effectiveness, using reliable data and knowledge. CESE provides sound-evidence for educators and policy makers to continually improve teaching and learning; to meet current and emerging needs for New South Wales teachers, students, parents and families, industry, and learning institutions.
CESE conducts and commissions evidence-based analysis and evaluation, which assists the NSW Government to make informed policy and program delivery decisions, and to direct investment. CESE’s strategic priorities cover early learning, schooling, training and higher education in the government, Catholic and independent sectors.
CESE’s Rural and Remote Education Literature Review explores data revealing differences in educational outcomes for students in rural and remote, and metropolitan areas of NSW.
While differences in socio-economic-status contribute to challenges for non-metropolitan learners, non-metropolitan students can also face a narrower range of educational opportunities and reduced aspirations for post-school education and training.
The good news is that quality teaching practices work as well for non-metropolitan students as they do for their metropolitan peers.
Download the report (PDF, 1.3Mb)
A trial of the English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Learning Progression instrument in NSW schools showed strong reliability and validity for identifying students' English language proficiency. The instrument can better identify and discriminate EAL/D needs for resource allocation at the school level.
Download Learning Curve issue 4 (PDF, 1Mb)
CESE has developed a new measure of school socio-economic status, the Family Occupation and Education Index (FOEI ), to accurately identify levels of socio-economic disadvantage. This Learning Curve outlines what FOEI is, how it assesses disadvantage and makes comparisons with other related measures.
Download Learning Curve Issue 5 (PDF, 900K)
Outcomes of an evaluation of the Literacy and Numeracy National Partnership (LNNP) are being shared among NSW schools, helping to improve knowledge about ‘what works’ in lifting students’ performance in reading, writing and mathematics, and overall engagement.
Nine 'domains' of effective practice, forming a coordinated suite, provide practical advice for principals and teachers.
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