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Supporting five Indian states in assessment reform

24 October 2019

ACER India is supporting a program to build capacity for implementing assessments that generate strong evidence.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, School, Education & Development,

School
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Supporting early career teachers

18 October 2019

The South Australian Department of Education engaged ACER to evaluate the effectiveness of its two-year Early Career Teacher Development program.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School,

Higher Education
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Unpacking ‘programmatic assessment’

10 October 2019

A programmatic model of assessment can provide a more complete understanding of trainees’ knowledge and skills, but key aspects of the approach are often misunderstood.

Assessment, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult,

School
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Children’s mental health – an asset for learning

03 October 2019

A recent study expands our understanding of what early skills help children to thrive at school, showing positive mental health is an asset for learning.

Early Childhood, School,

School
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Scottish national assessments inform next steps for learning

30 September 2019

ACER works with the Scottish Government, in partnership with Twig and SCHOLAR, to develop and deliver assessments of literacy and numeracy learning progress. Since 2017, more than one million assessments have been completed by learners throughout Scotland.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School,

Early Childhood
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Teaching early literacy through play

24 September 2019

Dan Cloney and Kellie Picker explore practical literacy activity ideas designed to build children’s oral language skills.

Assessment, Literacy, Quality & Standards, Early Childhood,