Evidence base

We promote programs and practices that have been scientifically proven to be the most effective. Our education model is based on results from our Academies, school network and international evidence.

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The growing popularity of Effective Instruction

A review into the effectiveness of Direct Instruction (DI) and Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) in 39 remote schools in WA, NT and Qld shows improved learning progress, behaviour and attendance, often beyond expectations.

Dr Annie Holden’s ImpaxSIA Report

In 2016 Good to Great Schools Australia (GGSA) commissioned Dr Annie Holden of ImpaxSIA Consulting to undertake an interim evaluation of the impacts to date of the implementation of the Flexible Literacy for Remote Primary Schools Program (FLRPS).

Targeted teaching: How better use of data can improve student learning

Goss, Peter and Hunter Jordana 2015, Targeted teaching: How better use of data can improve student learning, Grattan Institute.

Read About It: Scientific Evidence for Effective Teaching of Reading

Hempenstall, Kerry 2016, Read About It: Scientific Evidence for Effective Teaching of Reading, Centre for Independent Studies.

Why does Direct Instruction evoke such rancour?

Hempenstall, Kerry 2013, Why does Direct Instruction evoke such rancour?, National Institute for Direct Instruction.

Two Indigenous Populations? Two Diverging Paradigms?

Lane, Maria, Two Indigenous Populations? Two Diverging Paradigms? March 2007.

How and why has teacher quality changed in Australia?

Leigh, Andrew, and Chris Ryan, “How and why has teacher quality changed in Australia?”, Australian Economic Review Vol. 41 2008.

WA Report on 10 Explicit Instructions Schools

Louden, Professor Bill, WA Report on 10 Explicit Instructions Schools.

A shared challenge: Improving Literacy, Numeracy and Science Learning in Queensland Primary Schools

Masters, Geoff, 2009. A Shared Challenge – Improving Literacy, Numeracy and Science Learning in Queensland Primary Schools. ACER

Teaching Reading

Rowe, Ken. 2005. Teaching Reading. National Inquiry into the Teaching of Literacy (Australia).

Direct Instruction ESL Factsheet

Direct Instruction ESL Factsheet. Baltimore Curriculum Project.

Direct Instruction Results for Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Students

Direct Instruction Results for Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Students. Oregon Research Institute (2005).

Putting Students on the Path to Learning: The Case for Fully Guided Instruction

Clark, Richard E., Kirschner, Paul A., & Sweller, John 2012, ‘Putting students on the path to learning: The case for fully guided instruction’, American Educator, vol. 36, Spring 2012