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What do students really think about their teachers?

28 April 2017

Assessment helps us to understand how well our students are learning, but to help us understand the effectiveness of our teaching we need student feedback, as Lawrence Ingvarson explains.

Quality & Standards, Survey, School


Making a difference in Lesotho

26 April 2017

ACER is providing financial and in-kind support to schools and students in the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Community Partnerships, School, International


Consumer and financial literacy for Indigenous learners

20 April 2017

A new teaching resource is helping to build the consumer and financial literacy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

School, Indigenous


Indigenous students’ beliefs about science

10 April 2017

Research shows that Australia’s Indigenous 15-year-olds are more environmentally aware and have higher levels of belief in the value of science than their non-Indigenous peers. Lisa De Bortoli reports.

Survey, School, Indigenous


The next step on the learning pathway

03 April 2017

Is a year-level curriculum and assessment the best way for us to help students take the next step in their learning progression?

Assessment, Numeracy, Early Childhood, School


Boarding schools and Indigenous learners in the Northern Territory

31 March 2017

A good boarding experience for Indigenous secondary school students from remote communities starts with better informed families, ACER research suggests.

Community Partnerships, School, Indigenous