National education evidence base

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Australia. Productivity Commission


The Australian Government has asked the Commission to investigate the further development of a national education evidence base. The task is to consider the case for, and specific nature of, a national evidence base to inform policy development and improve education outcomes in early childhood and school education. The appropriate level of funding provided by governments and formulae used by governments to fund [early childhood education and care] ECEC and schools are not within the scope of this inquiry. Specifically, the Commission has assessed and made recommendations about: the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Statistics; Policy; Evaluation; Outcomes; Finance; Governance

Keywords: Data analysis; Data collecting; Data collection; Educational policy; Policy formation; Policy implications; Cost benefit analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Productivity Commission, 2017

Physical description: xii, 323 p. (report) + iii, 32 p. (overview and recommendations)

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ISBN: 9781740376020 (print); 9781740376037 (pdf)

ISSN: 1447-1329 (print), 1447-1337 (online)

Resource type: Report

Rights: Except for the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and content supplied by third parties, this copyright work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Call number: TD/TNC 129.312

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