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Architects model best practice in assessment

16 February 2018

Alistair Macleod and Jacob Pearce report on work by ACER to improve examinations of aspiring architects.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, Higher Education

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Time for a proficiency-based approach to the curriculum

05 February 2018

Rather than an age-level approach to the curriculum, identify proficiency levels.

Assessment, School

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From access to quality: improving learning outcomes in South Asia

31 January 2018

ACER India is working with partners across South Asia to ensure inclusive and quality education for all. Amit Kaushik reports on progress.

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

Higher Education
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Understanding the impact of ‘Australian-made skills’

24 January 2018

International recipients of Australian Government scholarships develop practical and transferable skills and expertise that allow them to make a difference in their chosen fields, new ACER research shows.

Evaluation, Higher Education

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Family fun the key to a good life in adolescence

22 January 2018

New research has highlighted the benefits of a supportive family and school environment for adolescents’ life satisfaction.

Student Engagement, Survey, School

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Teacher attrition: What’s the real picture?

18 January 2018

Claims that half of Australian early career teachers are leaving the profession are not as robust as they might seem, new analysis reveals.

Evaluation, Survey, School, Higher Education