Participants in New Metrics for Success work together on solutions to the big challenges that face Australian education and partner schools. These challenges vary but often stem from the traditional organisation of learning, which includes:

  • age grading;
  • curriculum devised around discipline content areas;
  • reliance on summative examinations to gauge success;
  • use of standardised testing in narrow areas of attainment to determine overall success; and
  • timetables organised around short time periods of instruction provided principally by subject experts.

The partnership involves:

  • Participants attending three two-day conferences each year. The conference programs include keynote presentations by University academics along with workshops and masterclasses facilitated by academics, international industry practitioners and renowned school leaders.
  • Promoting alignment of policy and system reward and is expected to influence the development of new ideas about metrics for success for learners, schools and systems.
  • Building the capacity and reputation of participants as innovative and progressive leaders.
  • Accessing researchers to support the collation and analysis of school-based data.
  • Schools working with the University to develop and publish case studies that promote the program and the schools’ innovations.
  • Providing each school with an academic mentor to help facilitate their engagement with the program and their collaboration with other schools.

Program participants will have the opportunity to share their progress, receive critical feedback, and establish relationships with a range of schools, experts and influencers from across the education sector.

Introductory webinar

In 2020, schools who had expressed an interest were invited to an introductory webinar in October with Enterprise Professor Sandra Milligan, Professor Yong Zhao and Laureate Professor John Hattie.