Oxley College have made international headlines with their approach to student learning.
Deputy head of learning, Kathryn Cunich, was a key note presenter at the 2019 World Visible Learning Conference in Edinburgh Scotland earlier this year where she was only one of three Australians invited to present at the international conference.
It also marked three years since the publication of the book, Visible learning in Action: International Case Studies where Oxley College featured in a chapter.
Ms Cunich was invited to speak about how Oxley College utilises data to help students develop and grow and said "it was such a privelge to stand up there with the world leaders in education".
"Oxley is known as a place where the best of educational theory is translated into practice that makes sense (and works) for teachers and students. We should continue to be proud of our wonderful place of learning.
"We make the theory real."
The school has developed a system of improving student achievement and tracking progress by using data from Naplan, HSC and school assessment to assess and identify patterns, creating a visible learning program for all students.
The visible learning approach has now become a whole school approach, with students across the board improving in their communication, comprehension, maths, science and problem solving skills.
The program has been in place since 2014, where teachers noticed results almost straight away. Oxley College has been able to maintain its top 100 schools in NSW since the the programs inception and was named as one of the most dramatically effective schools by the Sydney Morning Herald.
Ms Cunich was especially pleased with how the program was embedded in to the school's teaching ethos and the results that it's producing.
"We are continuing as a school to constantly evolve in all aspects, not just in one program," she said.