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The key to improving learning in Australian schools

16 October 2018

The Gonski 2.0 recommendations may provide our best hope of reversing the long-term decline in the reading, mathematics and science levels of Australian 15-year-olds, says ACER Chief Executive Professor Geoff Masters.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School

Higher Education
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Tracing Australia’s contribution to international development

08 October 2018

For over 60 years the Australian Government has invested in generations of global leaders, providing opportunities for study, research and professional development in Australia. ACER is evaluating the long-term outcomes of this investment.

Evaluation, Higher Education, Education & Development

Education & Development
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Evaluating Australia’s investment in teachers in developing countries

25 September 2018

A study on Australia’s investments in teacher development in Vanuatu aims to effectively evaluate the impact of our aid spending.

Evaluation, School, Education & Development

Education & Development
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SEA-PLM survey preparations begin in SE Asia

18 September 2018

Field trials of a groundbreaking assessment program have concluded and preparations for the main survey are underway, reports ACER Research Director Jeaniene Spink.

Assessment, School, Education & Development

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Australian students motivated to achieve – but some more motivated than others

10 September 2018

A new report finds that Australian 15-year-olds may be more motivated to achieve than the majority of their OECD peers, but motivation is significantly affected by disadvantage.

Survey, School

Education & Development
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Improving access to pre-primary education for all in Indonesia

07 September 2018

ACER is working with the Indonesian Government to support children not participating in early childhood programs who are falling behind in their learning and development.

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