QuickSmart Research Evidence

Reports

SiMERR National Research Centre (2016). QuickSmart Annual Literacy Program Report 2015. UNE, Armidale
        Download file: qs_annual_literacy_report_2015.pdf

This is the annual report developed by the QuickSmart team using all QuickSmart Literacy data from 2015.

SiMERR National Research Centre (2016). QuickSmart Annual Numeracy Program Report 2015. UNE, Armidale
        Download file: qs_annual_numeracy_report_2015.pdf

This is the annual report developed by the QuickSmart team using all QuickSmart Numeracy data from 2015.

SiMERR National Research Centre (2015). QuickSmart Annual Literacy Program Report 2014. UNE, Armidale
        Download file: qs_annual_literacy_report_2014.pdf

This is the annual report developed by the QuickSmart team using all QuickSmart Literacy data from 2014.

SiMERR National Research Centre (2015). QuickSmart Annual Numeracy Program Report 2014. UNE, Armidale
        Download file: qs_annual_numeracy_report_2014.pdf

This is the annual report developed by the QuickSmart team using all QuickSmart Numeracy data from 2014.

SiMERR National Research Centre (2014). QuickSmart Annual Literacy Program Report 2013. UNE, Armidale
        Download file: qs_annual_literacy_report_2013.pdf

This is the annual report developed by the QuickSmart team using all QuickSmart Literacy data from 2013.

SiMERR National Research Centre (2014). QuickSmart Annual Numeracy Program Report 2013. UNE, Armidale
        Download file: qs_annual_numeracy_report_2013.pdf

This is the annual report developed by the QuickSmart team using all QuickSmart Numeracy data from 2013.

SiMERR National Research Centre (2014). QuickSmart Annual Literacy Program Report 2012. UNE, Armidale
        Download file: qs_annual_literacy_report_2012.pdf

This is the annual report developed by the QuickSmart team using all QuickSmart Literacy data from 2012.

SiMERR National Research Centre (2013). QuickSmart Annual Numeracy Program Report 2012. UNE, Armidale
        Download file: qs_annual_numeracy_report_2012.pdf

This is the annual report developed by the QuickSmart team using all QuickSmart Numeracy data from 2012.

SiMERR National Research Centre (2012). QuickSmart Annual Numeracy Program Report 2011. UNE, Armidale
        Download file: qs_annual_numeracy_report_2011.pdf

This is the annual report developed by the QuickSmart team using all QuickSmart Numeracy data from 2011.

SiMERR National Research Centre (2012). QuickSmart Annual Literacy Program Report 2011. UNE, Armidale
        Download file: qs_annual_literacy_report_2011.pdf

This is the annual report developed by the QuickSmart team using all QuickSmart Literacy data from 2011.

SiMERR National Research Centre (2012). QuickSmart Annual Numeracy Program Report 2010. UNE, Armidale
        Download file: qs_annual_numeracy_report_2010.pdf

This is the annual report developed by the QuickSmart team using all QuickSmart Numeracy data from 2010.

SiMERR National Research Centre (2012). QuickSmart Annual Numeracy Program Report 2009. UNE, Armidale
        Download file: qs_annual_numeracy_report_2009.pdf

This is the annual report developed by the QuickSmart team using all QuickSmart Numeracy data from 2009.

Bradbury, J. (2011). Effect of QuickSmart on Student Growth as Measured by NAPLaN - Summary Report. NT DET: Darwin.
        Download file: 2011_qs_naplan_summary.pdf

This recent analysis completed by the Assessment Branch of the Northern Territory Department of Education and Training revealed that, “The QuickSmart program appears to have had a significant impact on student logit growth as measured by NAPLAN for a number of the cohorts investigated”. Such impact on nation-wide NAPLAN assessments is strong evidence of the effectiveness of QuickSmart programs.

Bellert, A. (2010). Narrowing the Gap in Numeracy: QuickSmart, Catholic Education Office Lismore, NSW, Paper presented at Literacy & Numeracy Pilots Forum, Canberra: http://pilots.educationau.edu.au/node/544
        Download file: 2010_ab_lit_num_forum_lismceo.pdf

This report describes the successful Literacy and Numeracy Pilot project conducted by the NSW Catholic education sector in the Lismore Diocese. The report concludes that the “2010 NAPLAN data shows that the group of participants, i.e. students identified as experiencing learning difficulties, made numeracy scale score gains greater than the state average. This is a very positive result for these students.”

Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council. (2010). Transforming Learning and the Transmission of Knowledge, Preparing a learning society for the future. Canberra: Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
        Download file: 2009_pmseic_report_extract_p24.pdf

The QuickSmart in Schools programs are highlighted as examples of effective practice on page 24 of the PMSEIC report on Transforming Learning and the Transimission of Knowledge presented to the Prime Minister in March 2010.

Pegg, J., Graham, L. & Croeser, E. (2009). Report to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: QuickSmart Intervention Research Program: Using Data 2001-2008, Armidale, NSW: SiMERR National Centre, UNE
        Download file: 2009_deewr_report_final_quicksmart_2001_2008.pdf

DEEWR supported the completion of this comprehensive report, which presents detailed analyses of the data collected from QuickSmart programs implemented between 2001 and 2008.

Pegg, J., Graham, L. & Croeser, E. (2009). Appendices to Report to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: QuickSmart Intervention Research Program: Using Data 2001-2008, Armidale, NSW: SiMERR National Centre, UNE
        Download file: 2009_deewr_final_report_quicksmart_appendices.pdf

Detailed appendicies related to all facets of the QuickSmart in Schools programs support the Pegg, Graham & Croeser (2009) report referenced above.

Graham, L. (2008). ASISTM Final Project Report:Narrowing the performance gap: Improving the basic mathematics skills of indigenous students, Armidale NSW: SiMERR National Centre, UNE

This report was written as part of the evaluation of the QuickSmart Numeracy program and its implementation in two Aboriginal Schools in regional NSW.

Graham, L., Pegg, J., Bellert, A. & Thomas, J. (2004). The QuickSmart Program: Allowing Students to Undertake Higher-Order Mental Processing by Providing a Learning Environment to Improve Their Information Retrieval Times, Armidale, NSW: Centre for Cognitive Research in Learning and Teaching (CRiLT), UNE.

This report presents a detailed evaluation of the first QuickSmart Literacy and Numeracy Programs implemented in New England area schools during 2001.

Independent Evaluations

Dione-Rodgers, D., Harriman, S. & Laing, B. (2012). Report of the program evaluation of QuickSmart Numeracy. Student Engagement and Program Evaluation Bureau. Sydney: NSW Department of Education and Communities. http://www.nationalpartnerships.nsw.edu.au/downloads.php#LNEvaluations
        Download file: 2012_evaluation_of_qsnumeracy.pdf

This document is an independent review of QuickSmart Numeracy by the Student Engagement and Program Evaluation Bureau of the NSW Department of Education and Communities. It was completed as one of eight evaluation of programs used by NSW schools under Literacy and Numeracy National Partnership funding. (see http://www.nationalpartnerships.nsw.edu.au/)

Westwood, P. (2009). QuickSmart: Review of DEEWR report, Macau, People's Republic of China
        Download file: 2009_pw_deewr_report_review.pdf

This independent review of the comprehensive Pegg, Graham and Croeser (2009) report was provided by the well-known educator, Peter Westwood.

Thomas, R. & Murphy, L. (2009). Parent School Partnerships Initiative Program: QuickSmart – New England Regional Schools 2008, An Evaluation of Achievements, Department of Education and Training (NE Region), Armidale.
        Download file: 2008_thomas_murphy_psp_report.pdf

In 2008, Professor Ross Thomas and Mr Laurie Murphy conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of the QuickSmart program for Aboriginal students attending school in the New England region of New South Wales.

Copeland, M. (2007). Critical Friend’s comments on Mid-project report: ASISTM project, “Narrowing the performance gap: Improving Basic Mathematics Skills of Indigenous students”.
        Download file: 2007_mc_asistm_report_independent_comments.pdf

These comments relate to the 2007 implementation of the QuickSmart program in two Aboriginal schools located in regional New South Wales.

Efthymiades, D. (2007). NT Letter of support – QuickSmart numeracy intervention program, Department of Employment, Education and Training, Darwin, NT.
        Download file: 2007_de_letter_nt_deet.pdf

Ms Debbie Efthymiades, Acting Deputy Chief Executive Policy, Planning and Performance, Northern Territory Department of Education and Training, provided these comments regarding the scaling up of QuickSmart programs in Northern Territory schools.

Thornton, P. (2007). Letter regarding involvement in development of QuickSmart, Lismore, NSW: Diocese of Lismore, Catholic Education Office
        Download file: 2007_de_letter_lism_ceo.pdf

These comments were provided by Dr Paul Thornton, Assistant Director, Education Services, Catholic Education Office, Lismore.