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Dr Phillip McKenzie

Low socioeconomic status

2011

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Assessment Of Current Process For Targeting Of Schools Funding To Disadvantaged Students: A Report Prepared For The Review Of Funding For Schooling Panel, Adam Rorris, Paul Weldon, Adrian Beavis, Phillip Mckenzie, Meredith Bramich, Alana Deery Sep 2011

Assessment Of Current Process For Targeting Of Schools Funding To Disadvantaged Students: A Report Prepared For The Review Of Funding For Schooling Panel, Adam Rorris, Paul Weldon, Adrian Beavis, Phillip Mckenzie, Meredith Bramich, Alana Deery

Dr Phillip McKenzie

The key research questions considered in this report are: How do existing programs seeking to address educational disadvantage in schools work? Are existing programs effective in reducing the impact of disadvantage on educational outcomes? What alternative funding approaches should be considered? To answer these questions, the report aimed to:

  • map the current processes at Commonwealth, state and territory and system levels for targeting funding towards disadvantaged students with the highest level of educational need. This mapping included describing how educational needs are defined, identified and measured.
  • assess the effectiveness of the funding and other processes in use. Part of this ...