Authors: Evalynn Mazurski, James Finn, Andrew Goodall, Wai-Yin Wan
Evaluator company/business: Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation, NSW Department of Education
URL or Pdf: Download the Rural and Remote Education Blueprint - interim monitoring and evaluation report (PDF, 3MB)
Summary: The evaluation considered the implementation, impact and changes in indicators of student engagement and performance, and the quality of teaching. There is evidence that some of the actions are already achieving their objectives, however, it is important to note that any observed outcomes for rural and remote children and young people may be due, at least partially, to other reforms and initiatives being concurrently delivered. Similarly, where desired outcomes for rural and remote children and young people have not been observed, the failure cannot be solely attributed to the blueprint.
The Measuring economic returns technical report (PDF, 612kB) by the Australian Bureau of Statistics updates previous work on the additional income associated with higher qualifications, and estimates the economic return to education.
Read a summary in the Income Mobility Learning Curve.
Income mobility is a measure of whether children from disadvantaged backgrounds have access to economic opportunities later in life. The Income Mobility publication (PDF, 1.7MB) summarises recent research on income mobility in Australia and the role played by the Australian education system.
Go to the Income mobility summary paper.
This commissioned technical report by researchers at the University of Wollongong updates previous work on income mobility and examines the role education plays in mobility.