“... For example, Noel Pearson’s “Good to Great” schools have made appreciable differences to the learning lives of Aboriginal students.
This year, Coen and Hope Vale have recorded the highest attendance of remote-based indigenous Queensland schools.
I analysed the data from 122 of his students. Learning growth effect-sizes were calculated for all students where they completed a NAPLAN test over two occasions (Year 3 and 5, or Year 5 and 7). The average effect-sizes are all substantial. For Years 3-5, there has been greater than the Australian average growth: 181% greater in Reading, 98% greater in Writing, and 181% greater in Numeracy.
This is the good news; the program is truly making a difference; but the sobering news is that the students have to make 3+ years growth in a year to catch up. There is more to do, but the nay-sayers want to destroy an evidence based program because it has not performed magic."
Dean's Lecture Series 2016
Shifting away from distractions to improve Australia's schools
Presented by Laureate Professor John Hattie
https://www.austcolled.com.au/events/ev ... al-lecture