Gallup senior scientists have studied educational best practice for decades, and have identified three non-cognitive factors that impact on students. The 2017 poll opened last week, and remains open until April 7.
These factors were chosen as they can be reliably measured, have a meaningful relationship with or effect on educational outcomes, are actionable at the local level (meaning we can pinpoint actions to take at a school level to improve each factor, and in doing so, improve student and school outcomes) and are not measured directly by another large-scale survey.
The GSP also measures student levels of entrepreneurial aspiration and the impact of involvement in philanthropic work. It offers an optional faith index asking questions like: “My school is committed to building the faith of each student”.
Some highlights from last year’s poll:
An emerging body of research shows that a strengths-based approach is an effective intervention to decreasing engagement levels.
Recommendations provide clear steps to maintain or improve the high standards of the teaching profession, strengthen child safety, and streamline teacher registration across Australia. Read More
It’s now settled, parents’ incomes will be the basis of funding provided to schools, the approach is fairer but some sectors will be better off than others.
Minister Dan Tehan’s extension of 2018 funding arrangements to 2019 provides immediate certainty for schools planning for the new year, while allowing time for further work to be undertaken on the issue. Read More
The more things change the more they don’t, especially when it comes to graduate earning potential says the Grattan Institute’s Mapping Australian Higher Education report. Read More