MCEECDYAMinisterial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (Australia)
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Comparative data are publicly available on the performance of students from each grade across each State and Territory with each State and Territory compared to national results for each learning domain (see MCEECDYA, 2008, 2009b).
MCEECDYA released the AITLS National Professional Standards for Teachers in December 2010.
MCEECDYA wants all Australian children to have a high-quality, world-standard education to equip them for life in the 21st century.
However, now that MCEECDYA has been scrapped in favour of Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood (SCSEEC), which met the first time on 20 April 2012 in Perth (SCSEEC, 2012), it is important to understand this council's frame of reference and view of early childhood and education provisions for this group of children.
In 2008, MCEECDYA evaluated Australian school students' ICT proficiencies based on the above measures.
Table 1 shows how the four MCEECDYA career stages (graduate, competent, highly accomplished and lead teacher) might be linked to increasing salary levels.
certification) of teachers at levels similar to the MCEECDYA highly accomplished and lead teacher levels.
Table 1: The four-stage learning taxonomy from the Australian blueprint for career development (extracted from MCEECDYA, 2010, pp.
MCEECDYA functions as the policy-making body for primary and secondary education within Australia, through which the council endorses Australian participation in international assessments (MCEECDYA, 2011).