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Positive conversations about transition

ALL is pleased to report that it is working with Mitchell Institute and others to bring about a more productive understanding of school assessment and better transition to tertiary education.

ALL and the Mitchell Institute recently convened a forum which included representatives from six universities, three think tanks, schools, peak education bodies, and leaders in the non-profit sector.  It was facilitated by Tony Mackay, CEO from the Centre for Strategic Education.

The wide-ranging discussion focussed on curriculum, assessment and pathways, with a high level of commitment to change expressed. Two important points that emerged were the importance of considering 15 to 19 year olds in a block, with more communication and connection between secondary and tertiary institutions, and the need for a reform narrative which is understood by politicians, parents, business and the community.

ALL will convene two working parties and a public forum to further the discussion later in the year.

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Andy Drewitt