Guidance reports and research summaries of the best available evidence for policy makers and education leaders. 

For policy-makers, education leaders and teachers

Educational performance and economic consequences

Cognitive capacity of the population is a key driver of economic growth, primary schools make the most significant contribution to a nation’s cognitive. 


Science of Learning

The Science of Learning is a summary of existing research from cognitive psychology on how students learn, and practical implications for classroom practice. 


Science of Reading

The Science of Reading is a summary of how to teach reading based on research conducted across a variety of discipline areas over the last half century. This research emphasises five key components for effective reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.


Go further

  • Five from Five
    A community education initiative of MultiLit Pty Ltd that aims to improve literacy levels by ensuring all children receive effective, evidence based reading instruction.
  • Learning Difficulties Australia
    A non-profit organisation for education professionals dedicated to using scientifically based methods to improve learning for all students. 
  • Dyslexia Speld Foundation
    Evidence-based advice and information on learning difficulties and disabilities. 
  • SOLAR lab
    The Science of Language and Reading Lab at the School of Education, La Trobe University

Curriculum resources

Knowledge-rich, coherent, sequential and systematic curriculums with high ambition for students and quality lesson materials for teachers are a powerful strategy to raise educational outcomes. 


Evidence-informed Teaching Practice

There is a body of evidence showing the types of instructional strategies and approaches have an impact on improving educational outcomes across socio-economic contexts.  

Research summaries

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Initial teacher education

General standards