Low Socio-economic Status School Communities

This report was prepared by the Centre for International Research on educational Systems (CIRES) at Victoria University and is part of the evaluation of National Partnership reform initiatives in low SES schools.The report focuses on student performance in the low SES schools in NSW that participated in the National Partnership (NP) agreements, and the extent to which changes in student performance are related to NP initiatives or other factors; and the initiatives that may be identified as making the strongest contributions to changes in student outcomes. 

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Annual Report 2013

April 2014

NSW 2013 Annual Report - Low SES School Communities National Partnership (PDF, 1Mb)


Evaluation of school external partnerships (University of Canberra)

June 2014

Progress Report #5 (PDF, 1Mb)

November 2013

Progress Report #4 (PDF, 600k)

September 2013

Progress Report #3 (PDF, 1.5Mb)

December 2012

Progress Report #2 (PDF, 1.5Mb)

June 2012

Progress Report #1 (PDF, 1.1Mb)


Evaluation of school staffing, management and accountability initiatives (University of Melbourne)

The report shares findings from a survey of school principals of schools participating in the LSES SSNP. Responses were received from more than 59 per cent of schools participating in the LSES SSNP across all three education sectors. The report provides valuable information about the implementation and perceived effectiveness of LSES SSNP staffing, management and accountability initiatives across school contexts.

July 2014

Progress Report #6 (PDF, 3Mb)

May 2014

Progress Report #5 (PDF, 1Mb)

October 2013

Progress Report #4 (PDF, 2Mb)

May 2013

Progress Report #3 (PDF, 1Mb)

December 2012

Progress Report #2 (PDF, 1.3Mb)

April 2012

Progress Report #1 (PDF, 1Mb)

Low ses, low socio-economic status

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