QSRLSQueensland School Reform Longitudinal Study (Australia)
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The point that I would make from the QSRLS study is that, if students return to Flipper, the patterns of disinterest, lowered overall academic achievement and low level skill mastery will rapidly re-emerge.
And elite and selective entry non-government schools (currently not bound by Queensland or Federal legislation to teach mandated curriculum or to administer tests) are free to engage with higher order thinking, intellectual demand and the issues we described in QSRLS.
In fact, the QSRLS and the school reform literature tells us that accountability to our fellow professionals within staffrooms and schools is a stronger indicator of improved schooling and pedagogy than the kinds of accountability to central systems I have described here.