K-12 Research Centre

Learn about latest education trends and developments

Hobsons is dedicated to providing our clients with meaningful information on the latest developments and trends in student preparation, recruitment, retention and advancement throughout the education lifecycle.

Our commitment extends beyond seeking feedback for the implementation of unique client ideas, but to expanding the field of education research and driving dialogue on the issues surrounding the current education climate.


To learn more about the latest K–12 trends, read our thought leadership reports below.​


For the next instalment of the Hobsons Insight Series, we aim to uncover the social challenges emerging within schools and the impact they have to teaching and learning, administration and the wider community.

Hobsons would love to hear your opinions on the issues at hand and welcomes participation from all Australian K–12 educators in our survey.

Upon completion of the survey, you will have the option to sign up to receive the final report and findings once completed.

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Hobsons’ research into the effects of progressive reporting on student performance looks into the expectations and preferences of parents when it comes to communicating with their child’s school.

The findings of the report aim to direct best practice in how schools and parents can work together to create a community around the student in order to best support learning outcomes.

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Part of Hobsons' Insight Series, this research examines the circumstantial and experiential factors of student attrition at a tertiary level, with particular focus on the reasons why students withdraw, defer or change their enrolment within the first 12 months of study.

Hobsons has found that being unprepared for the way students are expected to learn and delivery at a tertiary level is a major factor for students who discontinue their studies, with secondary schools needing to work harder to prepare students for life after Year 12.

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