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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,

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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,

Higher Education
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Australia Awards support equality, inclusion and effective leadership in Pakistan

19 September 2019

Alumni of Australian development scholarships are making a lasting contribution to Pakistan’s efforts to become a country upheld by governance, effective leadership and improved access to opportunities for women.

Evaluation, Survey, Higher Education, Education & Development,

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Measuring young children’s long-term development

12 September 2019

A pioneering study looking at the impacts of early years education in the Philippines is providing stakeholders with strategies to improve learning.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Early Childhood, School, Education & Development,

Education & Development
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Building the evidence base for educational quality in the Pacific

09 September 2019

The third cycle of the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment reveals significant improvement among the region’s students, as Elizabeth Cassity reports.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School, Education & Development,