New Metrics  is a research-practice partnership between The University of Melbourne and selected Australian schools. 

Learning ambitions for students are changing to encompass the broader and deeper learning now required for young people to thrive, at school and beyond. These ambitions reflect the social, economic, environmental and technological circumstances of the day. In response, ‘first mover’ schools, with the academic input, support and convening power of The University of Melbourne, are substantially reforming the design and organisation of learning.  


Leaders in the New Metrics partnership also have in mind that reform of this kind requires commonly agreed metrics for learner success used by the community to judge success and provide a better basis for assessing, recognising and improving learning. Appropriate metrics for learner success can then be used to derive more appropriate metrics for school success, and thus for jurisdictional, and National success as well. 




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Core events can be found on the left side of the Event Lobby.

Seminars and Workshops

Essential events for all partners will: frame the potential breadth and focus of the work using a common framework; establish directions; determine next steps for individual schools and the partnership, and; present the 'must knows' (research, academic input, industry input, program and administration information, networking opportunities) for the benefit of all involved. 

Seminars and workshops will be recorded, so schools can check back to previous event dates for the recording and watch again in their own time. 

2021 Dates


Monday 15 February 2021

1:00pm - 4:00pm AEDT

Wednesday 3 March

1:00pm - 4:00pm AEDT

Thursday 25 & Friday 26 March 2021

Wednesday 16 & Thursday 17 June 2021

Thursday 9 & Friday 10 September 2021

Wednesday 1 December 2021

1:00pm - 4:00pm AEST


Optional events can be found on the right side of the Event Lobby.

Responsive Workshops (up to two hours)

These sessions will be planned in response to schools' needs. Schools select if the focus of a session will support their context and ambitions. 

These sessions will: further broaden understanding of the work; draw on the experience of others; be a space for partners to unpack specific focus points together and share their work (both successes and challenges), and; be related to a specific element of the New Metrics framework.

Partners are welcome to contact the New Metrics team anytime to offer requests for speakers or to suggest a specific focus for a workshop.

2021 Dates

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Monday 24 May 2021

Wednesday 28 July 2021

Friday 6 August 2021

Monday 25 October 2021

Thursday 18 November 2021


Drop-in sessions (up to one hour to touch base)

These sessions are an opportunity for partners to connect online with their Academic Mentor and Partnership Lead, as well as other partner schools, in an informal but organised forum.

Foci will be determined by what will support the needs of those present and what will use the network to grow together.

School partners can bring an idea to test or a problem of practice to discuss and engage in collective sharing, suggesting, and solutioning.


Drop-in sessions for Semester 1 will be held on the following dates, beginning in Term 2:

Thursday 29 April 2021

Thursday 13 May 2021

Thursday 27 May 2021

Thursday 10 June 2021

Thursday 24 June 2021


New Metrics  is a research-practice partnership; a collaboration that convenes thought leadership and experience from practicing school leaders, academic and industry. The University of Melbourne team is here to support and contribute to the research and work done by partner schools, providing expertise in assessment, credentialing and metrics, and  connecting partner schools to national and international external expertise.


New Metrics Management

Enterprise Professor Sandra Milligan

Director, Assessment Research Centre

Angela Pollock

Director, New Metrics

Marina Kociski

Project Manager, New Metrics

Partnership Leads

Partnership Leads manage the relationship between partner schools and the University and build strength and connections between schools, their needs and their ambitions for this work.

Lynn Davie

Jayne Johnston

Academic Mentors

The University's Academic Mentors work directly with the Partnership Leads to support the research and work of each partner school. All schools are assigned a mentor from the University's Assessment Research Centre who will share expertise on assessment, recognition and credentialing.

Dr Jason Pietzner

Megan Collins

Narelle English

Dr Rebekah Luo

Ben Reeves

Dr Bruce Beswick


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