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for the Student Achievement in Asian Languages Education (SAALE) Project.

This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) through its Second Language Program.

The project investigated the nature of student achievement in four priority languages: Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean. It addressed the questions:

1. What are the achievements of students' learning - Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean - at three key assessment points of Year 6/7 (end of primary schooling), Year 10, and Year 12 across Australian schools?

2. How do learner background and time on task influence student achievement?

The findings of this project contribute to our understanding of both student achievement in these languages and of assessment in languages education in schools more generally.

Find out more about this project by exploring this site including the descriptions of achievement and examples of student work in each of the languages.