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Early Childhood
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Supporting the early years transitions of vulnerable children

26 May 2017

A review of research has sought to identify how teachers, professionals and service providers can better support children at risk of experiencing vulnerability during early years transitions.

Early Childhood, School

School
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Aussie students equal fifth in financial literacy

24 May 2017

Sue Thomson reports on the achievement of Australia’s 15-year-olds in the latest PISA financial literacy assessment.

Assessment, Evaluation, Survey, School, International

School
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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
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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
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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

School
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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