Education and Arts

Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith - Research

  • (2011-2013). ARC Discovery Scheme: Cumming, J.J., & Wyatt-Smith, C.M. An investigation of school and teacher use of National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) for student learning improvement, $230,000.
  • (2011-2014). ARC Discovery Scheme: Ng, C., Wyatt-Smith, C.M., & Bartlett, B. Improving disadvantaged students? Reading outcomes through overcoming reading avoidance and building reading engagement, $492,725.
  • (2011-2014). ARC Linkage Scheme: Beavis, C.A., Dezuanni, M.L., O'Mara, J.A., Prestridge, S., Rowan, L.O., Wyatt-Smith, C.M., Zagami, J.A., San Chee, Y. Serious play: using digital games in school to promote literacy and learning in the twenty-first century. $222,057.
  • (2011-2013). ARC Linkage Scheme: Mayer, D., Doecke, B., Dixon, M., Kostogriz, A., Allard, A. C., White, S.J., Walker Gibbs, B.M., Rowan, L.O., Wyatt Smith, C.M., & Bates, R.J. Investigating the effectiveness of teacher education for early career teachers in diverse settings: a longitudinal study, $293,000.
  • (2006-2009). ARC Linkage: Wyatt-Smith, C.M., Klenowski, V. PIs: Elwood, J, Queens University, Belfast; Looney, A, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment). IPs: Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) and National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. A study of assessment and reporting reform: How teachers develop,share and apply knowledge of standards-referenced assessment and reporting through moderation. $664,459.
  • (2003-2008). ARC Discovery Scheme - Wyatt-Smith, C.M., Levy, M. & Castleton, G. Using and creating knowledge in the high school years: Performance, production, process and value-adding in electronic curricular literacy.
  • (2001-2005). Wyatt-Smith, C.M. & Cumming, J. National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies and Projects Program. Department of Education, Science and Training; National Co-ordination of Literacy and Numeracy Research Projects, including National clearinghouse for Literacy and Numeracy Research. $1.4 million.
  • (2004-2006). Department of Education, Science and Training State Grants Scheme: Effective teaching and learning practices for students with learning difficulties initiative. Education Queensland, Catholic Education Commission, and Association of Independent Schools Queensland, in partnership with C. Wyatt-Smith & J. Elkins, $601,000.
  • (1998-2001). ARC Large Scheme: Application ID: A7990610. P. Freebody, C. Wyatt-Smith, & R. Cooksey. Qualitative and quantitative applications of judgement analysis to human decision making in education settings: the case of literacy standards. $91,492.
  • (2012-2013). Wyatt-Smith, C., Dempster, N., & Johnson, G. Secondary Principals as Literacy Leaders (SPALL): Literacy leadership through assessment. South Australian Secondary Principals Association, and South Australian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, $300,000.
  • (2011-2012). Australian Government. Dempster, N., Johnson, G., & Wyatt-Smith, C. Expansion of Principals as Literacy Leaders with Indigenous Communities. $575,000 of total $2,894,390 for Chief Investigators for research. Griffith University as lead university in research in Queensland: See press release from School Education Minister Peter Garrett.
  • (2010). Education Queensland. Wyatt-Smith, C.M. & Johnson, G. Effective leadership and literacy learning, $80,000.
  • (2009-2010). Principals as Literacy Leaders Project: Dempster, N., & Wyatt-Smith, C. Collaboration with the South Australian Department of Education and Children's Services, ACU National, Edith Cowan University and the Australian Association of Primary School Principals (APPA). The collaboration is funded under the Australian Government Literacy and Numeracy Pilots in Low SES School Communities initiative. Total project funding is $2.1million. Total funding for Griffith University Research Evaluation with named CIs above: $145,000.
  • (2008). Education Queensland. Johnson, G. & Wyatt-Smith, C.M., Evaluation of the impact of the Literacy- the Key to Learning: Framework for Action 2008-2010, $270,000.
  • (2008). Department of Education, Training and the Arts. Wyatt-Smith, C.M. Evaluation of a 12 month trial of school-devised assessment model of comparable statewide assessment, $36,300.
  • (2007). Queensland Studies Authority. Wyatt-Smith, C.M., & Matters, G. Senior Secondary Schooling Assessment. $90,000.
  • (2007). Department of Education and Training. Wyatt-Smith, C.M., & Gunn, S. Summary of the paper Evidence-based Research to Inform Policy and Practice in Improving Literacy Outcomes for Students Across the Stages of Schooling, $11,797.
  • (2006). Department of Education and Training. Wyatt-Smith, C.M., & Gunn, S. Evidence-based Research to Inform Policy and Practice in Improving Literacy Outcomes for Students Across the Stages of Schooling, $39,971.
  • (2006). Department of Education and Training, Victoria. Czislowski-McKenna, A.T., Cumming, J.J., Wyatt-Smith, C.M., & Elkins, J. Literacy teaching and learning in Victorian Schools, $42,500.
  • (2004-2005). Queensland Studies Authority Research Program. C. Wyatt-Smith, J. Cumming & J. Elkins, Teacher judgment of student literacy and numeracy performance, $54,000.
  • (2005). Department of Education, Science and Training, Department of Education, Qld., Catholic Education Commission and the Association of Independent Schools, with C. Wyatt-Smith as Researcher Evaluator and Academic Advisor. Literacy and Numeracy in the Middle Years of Schooling Project, $30,000.
  • (1998). Centre for Literacy Education Research, Griffith University, and Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs. Cumming, J., Wyatt-Smith, C.M., Ryan, J., & Doig, S.M., The literacy-curriculum interface: The literacy demands of the curriculum in post-compulsory schooling, $240,000.
  • (1995). The National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia (NLLIA). Teacher Assessment of Students’ Cultural Understandings as the Eighth Key Competency, $2,350.

Research reports

Other research consultancy and evaluation reports

  • Literacy in Teacher Education Working Party. (2001). Literacy in Teacher Education: Standards for Preservice Programs. Toowong, QLD: Queensland Board of Teacher Registration.
  • Wyatt-Smith, C.M., & Pascoe, J. (2001). In-class assessments and standardised statewide testing: Teachers and parents have their say. Brisbane, QLD: Centre for Literacy and Language Education Research, Griffith University.
  • Bartlett, B., Freebody, P., & Wyatt-Smith, C.M. (2000). A review of adult literacy training programs and assessment practices. A Report to Queensland Rail. Brisbane, QLD: Griffith University.
  • Ryan, J., Wyatt-Smith, C.M., Cumming, J.J., & Doig, S. (1999). Examining official accounts of language and literacy development: A focus on selected Queensland Senior Syllabuses. Technical Report No 6 August. Brisbane, QLD: Centre for Literacy Education Research, Griffith University.
  • Garton, J., Johnson, G., & Wyatt-Smith, C.M. (1998). Online literacy education: Theory and practice. Brisbane, QLD: Centre for Literacy Education Research (CLER), Griffith University.
  • (2010). Griffith University Encouragement Grant Scheme: Teacher use of NAPLAN data in their classrooms and impact of national testing on classroom practice, $15,000.
  • (2008). Encouragement Grant Scheme. Overcoming educational disadvantage by closing the literacy achievement gap: A focus on Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), $15,000.
  • (2005). Griffith University Encouragement Grant Scheme: The ecology of multiliteracies and learning, $15,000.
  • (2004-2005). Queensland Studies Authority Research Program. C. Wyatt-Smith., J. Cumming & J. Elkins, Teacher judgment of student literacy and numeracy performance, $54,000.
  • (2004). Griffith University Infrastructure Grant Scheme. C. Wyatt-Smith., A. Tourkey, B. Bartlett, S. Winn, S. Bridges. A suite of computer-based equipment and technological innovations for assisting vision and hearing impaired students. $70,000.
  • (2003). Quality Enhancement Grants. Internationalising the curriculum at Griffith University, $20,000.
  • (2002). Griffith University Research Grant Scheme. Examining the literacy-curriculum relationship across Years 1 to 12: Consequences for student achievement, $25,000.
  • (1995). Faculty of Education, Griffith University. Gender Inclusive Exemplars in the English and Social Studies National Statements and Profiles, $2,487.
  • (1994). Faculty Equity Fund, QUT. Enhancing the Successful Participation of Graduate NESB Students in their First Semester, $7,793.
  • (1994). Faculty of Education QUT. NESB Workers’ Literacy and Workplace Health and Safety, $4,000.