Review of selective education access

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Authors Ben North, Carina Dennis, Heather Buchan, Jeni Whalan, Patrick Griffin, Scott J Peters, David Curtis
Evaluator company NSW Department of Education
Year 2018
Classification Other evidence
Study type -
Evaluation type Process


The purpose of this review is to ensure the NSW Department of Education selection process remains fit for purpose when placing gifted students in selective schools. Using six research methodologies, the review found that the NSW selective schools provide valued choice for gifted students and their families as part of a comprehensive, equitable public education school system. The review also revealed that the selection process needed modernisation if it is to be fit for purpose in the coming decades and identified opportunities for improvement.


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