The following submissions have been made by AAMT to a variety of outside agencies and organisations. Development of submissions involves solicitation of input from the general membership when timelines allow. In some cases, however, circumstances require that papers are developed by the AAMT Executive and/or Council on behalf of members.
ACARA Curriculum Monitoring
In September 2015 AAMT was invited to make a submission to ACARA's project to monitor the Australian Curriculum. This is part of an annual process designed to obtain feedback to inform improvement of the curriculum documentation. ACARA stressed that they were interested only in input about the documentation itself, not about its implementation.
Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group
The new coalition government established the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) to provide advice on the approaches and content of pre-service teacher education programs. In its June 2014 submission and appearance before the group, AAMT focussed on the importance of establishing quality programs in mathematics.
TEMAG Submission_AAMT.pdf 190.40 kB
Senate Inquiry into Innovation
AAMT made a submission to this broad ranging 2014 Senate inquiry. In it, the role of education in mathematics – and therefore the quality of teaching – was emphasised by the Association.
Parliamentary Inquiry into TAFE
In 2014 the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment conducted an inquiry into the role played by TAFE. It covered skill development, pathways and the operation of a competitive market.
AAMT submission_TAFE.pdf 198.21 kB
Australian Government's Review of the Australian Curriculum
In early 2014 the new coalition government commissioned a review of the F-10 Australian Curriculum that was conducted by Prof. Ken Wiltshire and Dr Kevin Donnelly. In its submission and subsequent appearance before the reviewers AAMT was largely supportive of the existing documentation for mathematics.
Senate Inquiry into NAPLAN
This 2013 Senate Inquiry sought input on the performance and impact of the NAPLAN program, any unintended consequences and potential improvements that could be implemented.
AAMT submission on NAPLAN2013.pdf 189.46 kB
AITSL Professional Learning Charter
AITSL developed a draft Charter for Professional Learning and sought comments from AAMT and other professional groups in mid-2012. AAMT's input identifies the association's dissatisfaction with the process overall, and provides comments the draft document itself.
AAMT on AITSL PL Charter.pdf 143.78 kB
ACARA Senior Years Curriculum
ACARA sought input on the 2012 draft of the Senior Years Curriculum. AAMT responded in July with a submission that dealt with a range of issues identified by the membership including structure, content and teachability.
AAMTFeedbackSenior_Jul2012_final.pdf 191.54 kB
Productivity Commission re Schools Workforce
In 2011 the Productivity Commission sought input into its investigation of the workforce in schools. The study covered supply and demand, knowledge and skills, and the efficacy of the policy and regulatory frameworks. AAMT made its submission in June.
Senior years draft curriculum (July 2010)
AAMT's submission to ACARA in response to the consultation draft of the Senior Years Australian Curriculum: Mathematics.
AAMT on Senior.pdf 156.76 kB
National System for Accreditation of Pre-service Teacher Education Programs (September 2010)
AAMT's response to AITSL's consultation paper on a National System for Accreditation of Pre-service Teacher Education Programs
AAMT on NPS_final.pdf 208.78 kB
National Professional Teaching Standards (May 2010)
AAMT response to the Draft National Professional Teaching Standards prepared by the MCEECDYA Working Group on professional standards.
AAMT(KM)Report StandardsFinal.pdf 154.98 kB
MCEECDYA Draft Indigenous Education Action Plan 2010-2014 (February 2010)
AAMT's submission to MCEECDYA in response to the Draft Indigenous Education Action Plan 2010-2014 can be downloaded using the link below.
AAMT IndEdAPfeedback.pdf 139.79 kB
Draft K–10 Australian Curriculum: Mathematics (May 2010)
AAMT's submission to ACARA in response to the consultation draft of the K-10 Australian Curriculum: Mathematics can be downloaded using the link below.
AAMT on K-10.pdf 306.54 kB
Senate Inquiry into Rural and Regional access to Secondary and Tertiary Education Opportunities (August 2009)
The AAMT Executive made a submission to the Senate Inquiry into Rural and Regional access to Secondary and Tertiary Education Opportunities. The submission can be downloaded using the link below.
senate_inquiry_2009.pdf 82.18 kB
National Mathematics Curriculum Framing Paper (March 2009)
The January 2009 AAMT Council meeting discussed the National Mathematics Curriculum Framing Paper, put out for consultation by the National Curriculum Board as part of the national curriculum development process. This discussion was used to inform a draft response to the framing paper.
Members were invited to comment on the draft document, and the final response from the Association (which can be downloaded using the link below) was developed on the basis of this feedback.
Final AAMT response.pdf 111.29 kB
National Curriculum in the Senior Secondary Years (October 2009)
The Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority (ACARA) invited feedback on a National Curriculum in the Senior Secondary Years Position Paper (published in August 2009). Click on the link below to download the response made on behalf of the AAMT Executive by Judy Anderson (AAMT President).
AAMT Response to SSYPP.pdf 87.17 kB
Consultation draft of the MCEETYA Action Plan 2009-2012 (March 2009)
In December 2008, State, Territory and Commonwealth Ministers of Education released the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians, setting the direction for Australian schooling for the next 10 years. The Melbourne Declaration superseded The Adelaide Declaration (released in 1999).
MCEETYA sought input from stakeholders on a draft Action Plan, developed to accompany the Melbourne Declaration. The AAMT's response can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
Action Plan Response_AAMT_final.pdf 119.41 kB
Teaching Australia's second consultation paper on national professional standards (August 2008)
Comments and feedback from the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. (AAMT) on National Professional Standards for Advanced Teaching and for Principals — Second consultation paper (August 2008).
AAMT feedback_Final.doc 52.00 kB
National Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (2008)
Click on the link below to download AAMT's submission to the public consultation process that saw the launch of the "Melbourne Declaration" by the State, Territory and Commonwealth Ministers of Education on 5 December 2008. (The final declaration is available through the MCEECDYA website).
Response to nat goals_final.doc 48.50 kB
Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Effective Strategies for Teacher Professional Learning (July 2007)
In response to a request from the Committee, and in consultation with the Mathematical Association of Victoria, the AAMT provided a brief submission to this Inquiry. It foregrounded the evidence about the usefulness of the AAMT Standards for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics in Australian Schools in relation to professional learning programs for teachers of mathematics, and argued that the Inquiry promote the use of the AAMT Standards in effective professional learning for teachers of mathematics.
AAMT Submission_Final.doc 246.00 kB
Statements of Learning for Mathematics (2007)
The Statements of Learning for Mathematics document was published in August 2006 by the State, Territory and Commonwealth Ministers for Education as MCEETYA (subsequently reorganised into MCEECDYA). The link below provides access to the AAMT's response to the document.
SOLs_AAMT_final.pdf 319.08 kB
National Numeracy Review (July 2007)
In November 2006, Senior Officials from the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments agreed to conduct the National Numeracy Review to identify the teaching, learning and assessment processes that best lead to improved numeracy outcomes for all students. A review Panel was set up, Background and Discussion papers prepared and input requested.
The submission below was developed by the AAMT Executive, in consultation with the AAMT Council.
AAMT Response_16 Jul07.doc 168.50 kB
ACER report Year 12 Curriculum Content and Achievement Standards (2007)
The Australian Council for Educational Research report entitled Year 12 Curriculum Content and Achievement Standards aimed to identify commonalities and differences between Year 12 subjects around the country in a range of curriculum areas, including mathematics. The AAMT prepared detailed comments on the report and provided these to the Australian Government and ACER.
AAMT Comments ACER Yr12.pdf 244.95 kB