Australia struggles with new type of achievement gap

01/10/2013 | Age (Melbourne, Australia), The

In Australia, a recent study found that struggling students are improving at a higher rate than top students when teachers use data to inform teaching methods. The study examined students' performance in reading comprehension, maths and critical thinking, and researchers found that high-achieving students were not performing to the best of their abilities. Officials say that could become an issue in the country, where the government has established a goal of becoming an international leader in education.

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