The evaluation repository provides a single access point to evaluation reports commissioned on the programs and initiatives that have been provided by the NSW Department of Education. The publication of evaluation findings is part of the department's evaluation policy. The evaluation evidence covers the whole spectrum of education from early childhood learning and schooling to vocational education and training.
While some evaluations have been undertaken by independent external consultants, others have been conducted in-house by specialist research and evaluation units within the department.
The repository is fully categorised and searchable by subject area, keywords and year of publication. The repository is regularly updated with evaluation reports that are published by directorates and portfolio areas.
All publications are classified according to the evidence hierarchy. This has been developed by CESE to help identify research with the strongest indication of effectiveness.