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Queensland Education Performance Review

Progress Report

The Queensland Government is committed to improving school performance.

In December 2008, Professor Geoff Masters, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Council for Educational Research, was commissioned to review primary school education in Queensland, with a focus on literacy, numeracy and science.

The Masters Review report, A Shared Challenge: Improving Literacy, Numeracy and Science Learning in Queensland Primary Schools (new window) 1.3M Adobe PDF document, made five key recommendations to improve the performance of Queensland primary schools in literacy, numeracy and science.

In June 2009, the Queensland Government released its response to the Masters Review, taking public consultation into account.

The Government Response (new window) 48K Adobe PDF document commits the Queensland Government to nine key actions designed to enhance teaching and learning in literacy, numeracy and science, including:

The Department is working closely with the Queensland Studies Authority, the Queensland College of Teachers and the non-state schooling sector to implement the Government's response to the Masters Review.

The 2010 Progress Report (new window) 295K Adobe PDF document by Professor Geoff Masters found:

The 2009 Progress Report (new window) 124K Adobe PDF document is also available.

Amendments to Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005

Amendments are being made to the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005 to enable the Queensland College of Teachers to implement the Government response (new window) 48K Adobe PDF document to Recommendation 1 from the Queensland Education Performance Review (new window) 1.3M Adobe PDF document.

Consultation on the legislative amendments has now closed.

For more information about these proposed legislative amendments, please click on links for the explanatory document (new window) Adobe PDF document outlining the background to the amendments to the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005 and the proposed amendments (new window) Adobe PDF document to the Act.

Related information

Background to the Queensland Education Performance Review
Preliminary report
Access to 2008 NAPLAN materials
Queensland Education Leadership Institute

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