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School-university partnerships support pre-service teachers

15 May 2017

Partnerships between universities and schools provide effective support for pre-service teachers. Glenn Rowley explains why.

Community Partnerships, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School

Higher Education

Understanding the impact of assessment in higher education

08 May 2017

A new ACER report explores assessment practices and their impact in higher education in the United Kingdom, as Brad Jackel explains.

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Higher Education, International

Higher Education

More than 1500 alumni participate in Tracer Facility fieldwork

05 May 2017

Daniel Edwards reports on the progress of the Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility as the research program finalises fieldwork in first year and launches its website.

Evaluation, Higher Education


What can we learn from NAPLAN?

01 May 2017

National and international assessments offer opportunities to identify policies and practices that support improvement in student outcomes.

Assessment, Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, School


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