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Collaboration and courage key to coherent school improvement

12 July 2017

Effective school leaders have the knowledge and skills to pursue clear and agreed improvement goals – and the courage to fix problems along the way.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School

Higher Education

Credit-based pathways in tertiary education

06 July 2017

Justin Brown reports on credit-based pathways between the VET and higher education sectors, and the barriers to and enablers of their use.

Higher Education, Vocational & Adult


Implementing large-scale assessments in education

03 July 2017

A new book for education policymakers, researchers and practitioners investigates issues related to the inception, design, implementation and reporting of large-scale education assessments, as Geoff Masters explains.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, School, International

Higher Education

Supporting NDIS workforce trainers and assessors

30 June 2017

ACER is supporting the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme through research to improve trainer and assessor professional development.

Quality & Standards, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult


A curriculum for teaching and learning: an alternative roadmap

26 June 2017

Most aspects of school are built around a timed curriculum that specifies what should be taught and learned in each school year, but there is a problem with this approach.

Assessment, Student Engagement, School


Engaging students in STEM

20 June 2017

Julie Kos reports on a mentoring program that provides a valuable resource for science and maths teachers.

Community Partnerships, Student Engagement, School, Higher Education