To be fair or impartial. In schools this means making sure every student is provided with what they need to be successful to increase students’ conceptual understanding, skills and knowledge. Equity is not equality, which occurs when every student is treated the same way. Equity recongises that some students and cohorts of students need additional support and resources to address the impact of educational disadvantage. Addressing equity in student outcomes is a feature of high performing education systems.

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