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.
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
AAMT on senior years draft curriculum (July 2010)
AAMT's submission to ACARA in response to the consultation draft of the Senior Years Australian Curriculum: Mathematics can be downloaded using the link below.
AAMT on Senior.pdf 156.76 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
Accreditation of Pre-service Teacher Education Programs (2007)
Response from AAMT to Teaching Australia's Proposal for National Accreditation of Pre-service Teacher Education Programs.
Pre-service Proposal_AAMT.doc 213.50 kB
AAMT comments on 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
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
Charter for the Teaching Profession (October 2006)
Response from AAMT to a questionnaire published by Teaching Australia (formerly the National Institute for Quality Teaching and School Leadership - NIQTSL) regarding the possible development of a Charter for the Teaching Profession.
ta_charter.pdf 35.09 kB
Australian Certificate of Education proposal (August 2006)
AAMT's response to a questionnaire from the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training inviting comment on the report Australian Certificate of Education: exploring a way forward (Australian Council for Educational Research, 2006).
ace_rsp_f.pdf 109.38 kB
NSW Stage 6 Course review (July 2006)
AAMT was invited by the Office of the Board of Studies in NSW to provide input to their review of Stage 6 (Years 11 and 12) Mathematics courses in that state. A submission was prepared by the AAMT Executive.
nsw_stage6_input.pdf 157.46 kB
Terms of Reference for the study of Curricula in Year 12 (November 2005)
Response from AAMT to proposed Terms of Reference for a study of content, curriculum and standards of Year 12 assessment in English, Literature, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (November 2005).
terms_of_ref_yr12.pdf 62.35 kB
NIQTSL consultation on Standards for School Leadership (October 2005)
AAMT response to a consultation questionnaire published as part of the Standards for School Leadership Project of the National Institute for Quality Teaching and School Leadership (NIQTSL).
lship_stds_response.pdf 900.30 kB
Inquiry into Teacher Education (April 2005)
AAMT's response to the terms of reference of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Educational and Vocational Training's national inquiry into teacher education.
evt-resp.pdf 222.39 kB
Consumer and Financial Literacy Taskforce (August 2004)
AAMT response to the Australian Government Consumer and Financial Literacy Taskforce discussion paper Australian Consumers and Money.
cflt-res.pdf 72.28 kB
Victorian Parliament Inquiry into Teacher Education (April 2004)
AAMT's submission to the Education and Training Committee of the Parliament of Victoria in relation to the suitability of pre-service teacher education in mathematics and science.
vic_tchr_ed04.pdf 54.34 kB