ISA acknowledges the importance of the education reform agenda outlined in the current National School Reform Agreement (NSRA) and its basis in significant work undertaken through a range of reviews, including Through Growth to Achievement; Report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools (Gonski et al 2018).
ISA prepared this submission in response to the Productivity Commission’s Review of the National School Reform Agreement. ISA has chosen not to respond to each of the ‘Information Requests’ questions in detail. Rather our submission responds to the Terms of Reference and provides a critique of the existing process offering advice on the nature of the NPIs, the impact of the bilateral agreements, the challenges of implementation and the measurement framework.
ISA consulted with the state and territory Associations of Independent Schools (AISs) in preparing this submission.