Chronologies of Secondary School Curriculum Policy
Australian Capital Territory
|1996 - 2005|
The Department of Education and Training published School Excellence: Improvement and achievement in ACT government schools in 2004.
Legislation was passed consolidating the different Acts that had governed education in the ACT, Education Act 2004.
The Curriculum Renewal Taskforce released its report, Every Chance to Learn: Curriculum renewal evaluation report.
The Curriculum Renewal Taskforce released Every Chance to Learn: A curriculum renewal discussion paper.
The Government Schools Education Council released the report, Review of Government School Reporting: A review of ACT government school reporting processes with recommendations for improvement of reporting to parents and the broader community.
The Department of Education and Training published Planning framework: ACT vocational education and training
The School improvement framework for achieving high standards in student learning, innovation and best practice in ACT government schools was launched as part of the School Excellence Initiative.
The Department of Education and Training published Learning Technologies Plan for ACT Government Schools and Preschools 2004-2006.
The Department of Education and Community Services released Partnerships for Excellence: ACT Government schools plan 1998-2000, which set out the purposes, goals and priorities for schooling.
The Department of Education and Community Services published Literacy Matters: Preschool -Year 10: A literacy strategy.
|1986 - 1995|
The Department of Education and Training released Education plan for ACT government schooling 1995-1997, which advocated greater emphasis on outcome-based education.
The Department of Education and Training published Framework for vocational education and training for 16 - 18 year olds in the ACT.
With the attainment of self-government in the ACT, the Schools Authority was abolished and became the ACT Department of Education.
The Department of Education published research reporting on investigated assessment practices in senior secondary colleges in the ACT, Student Assessment Project in Secondary Colleges of the Australian Capital Territory.
The Schools Authority published Community Schools for Canberra, 1989-2000: Final Report.
The Schools Authority published Community Schools for Canberra, 1989-2000: A draft plan for matching school accommodation with student numbers.
The Schools Authority published PEP Equals: A report of the Participation and Equity Programs in Canberra's public schools.
The report of the Ministerial Review of the ACT Schools Authority was released, A Management Review of the ACT Schools Authority.
The Committee for the Review of Tertiary Entrance Score Calculations in the Australian Capital Territory released its report, Making Admission to Higher Education Fairer.
The Schools Authority published School Boards: Partnership and Participation, outlining guidelines for the constitution, function and operation of school boards.
|1976 - 1985|
The Schools Authority published a draft position paper, Future Directions in Curriculum, outlining current and future curriculum policy.
The Commonwealth Minister for Education, Susan Ryan, issued a discussion paper, A Proposal Concerning the Governance of ACT Government Schools.
In November the Schools Authority appointed a committee to review the calculation of tertiary entrance scores following concern about gender bias in the process.
The Commonwealth Department of Education and Youth Affairs released Issues and Options: a discussion paper on the governance of ACT education.
The Schools Authority published Our Public Schools: Report to the Canberra Community, a booklet explicating ACT education policy and programs.
The Schools Authority released Proposed policy initiatives for 1984/85.
The Schools Authority published Shrink and Swim: A Handbook for high schools adapting the curriculum to declining enrolments. The report was prepared for the ACT Schools Authority as part of the ACT Choice and Diversity Project.
The Schools Authority published Response of the Authority to the Report of the Committee of Review into the Impact of Radford College.
The report of the Committee of Review into the Impact of Radford College released its report, Schools for the ACT: How public? how private?
The Schools Authority published the report of the ACT Choice and Diversity Project, Maintaining Curriculum Choice in Secondary Schools with Declining Enrolments: General conclusions and report to Commonwealth Schools Commission.
The Schools Authority released the report of the Committee to Review Education in the ACT, The Challenge of Change: A Review of High Schools in the ACT.
The Schools Authority published Multicultural education ACT 1981: A report of the school curriculum development for multicultural education initiated in 1981 and funded by the Schools Commission Multicultural Education program.
The Schools Authority published the task force report, Review of Provisions for Children with Special Needs, as well as the companion document, Provisions for Educating Children with Special Needs.
The Schools Authority released the report of the Task Force Managing Contraction, Managing a Contracting School System: A Task Force Report to the Chief Education Officer.
The Schools Authority published and distributed to schools, Current Curriculum Practice in ACT Government Schools as part of a broad review of curriculum.
The Schools Authority released the position paper, School-based evaluation in ACT government schools.
The Schools Authority Taskforce for Managing Contraction released a discussion paper, Strategies for a Contracting School System.
The Committee to Review the ACT Schools Accrediting Agency released its report, Certificates for Year 12 Students: A review of the ACT Schools Accrediting Agency.
The Schools Authority published the report, Inquiry into the ACT Year 10 Certificate.
School based assessment was introduced into ACT schools.
The Curriculum Branch of the Schools Authority published Curriculum and Organisation Statements, ACT High Schools.
School boards in the Australian Capital Territory, was published by the School of Teacher Education as part of the School and Community Project funded by the Australian Schools Commission.
|The 1975 Context|
The Interim Schools Authority published an information sheet, Secondary Colleges in the Australian Capital Territory.
The ACT Schools Accrediting Agency was established with responsibility for accreditation, assessment and certification in senior colleges.
The Schools Authority took over responsibility for the public school system from the Department of Education in New South Wales.
The Interim ACT Schools Authority released for discussion and comment, Guidelines on Relationships within the Education System, outlining guidelines for relationships and responsibilities of and between the Authority and ACT schools.
In November a statement was released outlining educational specifications of the Schools Authority, The Guiding Principles and Aims of the ACT Schools Authority.
The Interim ACT Schools Authority was established in October, based on the model recommended in the Hughes report.
The report of the Working Committee on College Proposals for the Australian Capital Territory, Secondary Education for Canberra (Campbell Report) was released. The report recommended the establishment of senior secondary colleges.
The report of the Assessment Panel on the ACT Education Authority, A Design for the Governance and Organisation of Education in the Australian Capital Territory (Hughes Report), recommended the establishment of a new educational authority for the ACT.
The Commonwealth Department of Education published An Education Authority for the ACT: A departmental paper.
The working party to Report on an Independent Education Authority for the Australian Capital Territory the establishment of an independent Schools Authority released its report, Report on an Independent Education Authority for the Australian Capital Territory, (Currie Report). The report advocated the establishment of an autonomous educational authority and the formation of school councils.