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How do we teach and assess general capabilities?

04 June 2018

The big question about general capabilities in a contemporary educational setting is no longer why but how they should be taught, report ACER’s Claire Scoular and Jonathan Heard in Teacher.

Assessment, School

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Capturing the contemporary postgraduate research experience

30 May 2018

A survey of postgraduate research experiences has been updated to suit the changing conditions in higher education. ACER Research Director Dr Daniel Edwards explains.

Evaluation, Higher Education

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Reversing Australia’s downward spiral in STEM

23 May 2018

Changing the curriculum is key to reversing the decline in Australia’s STEM teaching and learning results, says a report by Dr Michael Timms.

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Vocational & Adult
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Improving confidence in expert judgements in medical specialty examinations

22 May 2018

ACER is helping to set performance standards and improve examiner consistency in examinations for medical specialty colleges, report Daniel Urbach and Jacob Pearce.

Assessment, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult

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Hidden PIRLS – what else do the data reveal?

16 May 2018

The results of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) make headlines with each release. But what else can the data tell us about Australia’s relationship with reading, asks Sue Thomson in Teacher.

Assessment, Literacy, School

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What is the Gonski model for schools?

11 May 2018

The recent Gonski report calls for a new model of school education. What might that look like, asks Geoff Masters in Teacher.

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