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Inside Teaching : April 2011
www.atra.edu.au | email@example.com QUIZ 59 inside teaching | August 2010 www.atra.edu.au | firstname.lastname@example.org ANSWERS 1. emotional intelligence; 2. the move from three to four terms in a school year; 3. Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu; 4. 20 (the current target is 25); 5. Victoria; 6. $10,600; 7. $7,700; 8. $6,200; 9. $80,000; 10. $217,000; 11. $415,000; 12. the between-school differences in percentages of students sitting the national literacy and numeracy (NAPLAN) tests; 13. administering NAPLAN tests; 14. the University of Melbourne (ranked 45th in the world); 15. the Australian National University (ranked 20th in the world). 1 According to research by Swinburne University’s Brain Sciences Institute, which is more likely to predict a student’s educational achievement: emotional intelligence (EI) or intelligence quotient (IQ)? 2 According to Christopher Bantick, writing in the Mercury, what education reform in Tasmania is ‘a no-brainer,’ necessary to ensure smooth operation of the national curriculum and national testing and to prevent teacher and student exhaustion? 3 Which state premier recently argued that salary increases of more than 2.5 per cent a year will need to be offset by ‘commensurate productivity improvements’ in education? 4 According to the Queensland Teachers Union’s recent paper on resourcing state schools, the state government should reduce class sizes in Prep to Year 3 to how many students per class? 5 School staff in which state would reportedly boycott new laws that would give them greater power to search for knives and weapons on students, on school grounds, and in parents’ cars? 6 According to Maralyn Parker, writing in the Daily Telegraph about the funding comparisons made possible by the relaunched My School website, what is the average government funding, per student, given to government schools in Australia? 7 To Catholic schools? 8 To independent schools? 9 According to the Australian Scholarships Group, how much will it cost a parent to educate a child born in 2011, if they choose government schools in a metropolitan area? 10 In Catholic schools? 11 In independent schools? 12 To what was the Grattan Institute’s Ben Jensen referring when he told the Age, ‘People will lose faith in the system if it can be gamed in this way.... If this is allowed to go on, you’re penalising schools that are playing by the rules’? 13 For what has a strict new code of conduct been released, accompanied by warnings that principals and teachers will be investigated for alleged breaches? 14 Which is the highest-ranked Australian university in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings? 15 Which is the highest-ranked Australian university in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings? the quiz