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Higher Education

Architects model best practice in assessment

16 February 2018

A high-stakes registration exam for architects will be more transparent, consistent and fair, following a review led by ACER.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, Higher Education


Developing a professional learning community

08 February 2018

What exactly is a professional learning community and how can school leaders dependably measure how well their school matches its characteristics? Lawrence Ingvarson explains.

Quality & Standards, School


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


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

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


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