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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

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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

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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
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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

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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

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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