National School Reform Agreement
Final report has been released
- Why the study?
- Call for submissions
- Interim report
- Final report
What we’ve been asked to look at
This study was a review of the National School Reform Agreement. It examined how well national policy initiatives by the Australian, State and Territory Governments have achieved the objectives and outcomes set out in the Agreement.
On April 7 2022, the Australian Government Minister for Regional Education wrote to the Commission to highlight aspects of the National School Reform Agreement review that are particularly relevant to regional and remote students.Read the Terms of Reference
Call for submissions
The Commission released a paper calling for submissions and comments to the study. Individuals and organisations provided submissions or comments with evidence to support their views, including data and specific examples where possible.
Initial submissions were due by 17 June 2022.
Interim report released
The Commission sought further information and feedback following the release of the interim report on 14 September 2022.
Final submissions were due by 21 October 2022.
Final report to Government and release
The final study report was handed to the Australian Government on 23 December 2022 and was publicly released on 20 January 2023.
It examines how well national policy initiatives by the Australian, State and Territory Governments have achieved the objectives and outcomes set out in the Agreement and makes recommendations to inform the design of the next school reform agreement.
The review recommends redesigning the agreement to focus more attention on lifting academic results for all students, supporting quality teaching and school leadership, and promoting students’ wellbeing.