Associate Professor David Curtis

Academic Status

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Education
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

David worked in the higher education sector for 25 years. He then spent 10 years as a senior research fellow working for the Australian Council for Educational Research, the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, and as a consultant before returning to higher education.
He is now Director of Transforming Education (Australia), a consultancy that provides educational research and evaluation services.
He is interested in youth transitions, equity, assessment and the measurement of achievement, the development and assessment of generic skills, and in evaluating institutional effectiveness. Much of the work David has undertaken in these areas is policy-focused. He is committed to undertaking analyses that lead to quality information upon which sound policy can be developed.

B.Sc (Hons) (Adelaide)
Grad Dip Inst Comp (UniSA)
M.Ed. St (Flinders)
M.A (Flinders)
Ed.D (Flinders)
PhD (Flinders)
Honours, awards and grants
Recipient of the Premier's Award for Postgraduate Research into Lifelong Learning
Supervisory interests
Assessment and measurement of student achievement and progress
Generic skills and graduate qualities
Measurement of attitude
Program and institutional evaluation
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: parental involvement; language maintenance;SEM (1), modelling; measurement; achievement; local item dependence (1)
Associate supervisor: STEM education (1), Knowledge translation (1), assessment; professional learning; (1), assessment; interdisciplinary learning; (1)
Associate supervisor: Wilderness education (1), second language learning; modelling (1)
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Dr David D Curtis
Director and Principal Consultant
Transforming Education (Australia)