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From 1998 to 2012, Research Developments was the print magazine of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). PDF versions of each magazine are available in the ACER Research Repository. Hard-copy back issues can be requested by emailing communications@acer.edu.au and, if available, will be posted by regular mail (postage charges may apply for multiple copies).

Articles published since 2012 are displayed below, ordered from newest to oldest.


February 2017

DateTitle
16 February 2017 Designing assessment for radiopharmaceutical scientist training
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, Higher Education
10 February 2017 Mapping progress:  Improving learning in rural India
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, School, International
7 February 2017 Rethinking how we assess learning in schools
Categories: Assessment, Student Engagement, School
2 February 2017 How we can ‘lift our game’ in schooling
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, School

January 2017

DateTitle
25 January 2017 Counting the costs and benefits in transition to a digital world
Categories: Assessment, Digital Learning, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School, International
19 January 2017 A positive start: Using television to support Indigenous learning
Categories: Early Childhood, School, Indigenous
12 January 2017 Improving university admissions in PNG
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, Higher Education
6 January 2017 School improvement and a strong professional learning community
Categories: Assessment, Community Partnerships, Quality & Standards, School

December 2016

DateTitle
19 December 2016 Improving literacy and numeracy in the Pacific
Categories: Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, Survey, School, International
15 December 2016 Revisiting the research: Indigenous student absenteeism
Categories: Student Engagement, School, Indigenous
6 December 2016 Reversing the PISA decline: national challenge requires national response
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School
6 December 2016 PISA 2015: Australian students’ achievement
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School
6 December 2016 Australian education at the crossroad
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School

November 2016

DateTitle
29 November 2016 Examining Australia’s achievement in TIMSS 2015
Categories: Assessment, Numeracy, School
29 November 2016 TIMSS: What it will take to lift maths and science learning?
Categories: Assessment, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School
29 November 2016 What can TIMSS tell us about the average Australian classroom?
Categories: Assessment, Numeracy, School, Indigenous
24 November 2016 Learning needs in the deaf education sector
Categories: School
15 November 2016 Exploring the policy use of large-scale assessment data
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, School, International
8 November 2016 Turning theory into practice: Teaching STEM to primary students
Categories: School
2 November 2016 The very model of a modern mathematician
Categories: Assessment, Numeracy, Student Engagement, School

October 2016

DateTitle
28 October 2016 Tracing the steps of high achievers
Categories: Higher Education, International
26 October 2016 Tracking university completions
Categories: Higher Education, Indigenous
24 October 2016 A learning pathway
Categories: Assessment, Student Engagement, School
20 October 2016 Global collaboration in medical student assessment
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, Higher Education
14 October 2016 Improving student learning in Mali
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School, International
10 October 2016 Strong student-lecturer relationships reduce university drop out in Australia and Japan
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, Higher Education
4 October 2016 Little J and Big Cuz ready for school
Categories: Early Childhood, School, Indigenous
3 October 2016 Redesigning learning
Categories: Assessment, School

September 2016

DateTitle
28 September 2016 Effective principals are instructional leaders
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School
21 September 2016 Do the math: Preschool numeracy development
Categories: Numeracy, Early Childhood
14 September 2016 In Africa many are in school but not learning: new report on learning assessments
Categories: Literacy, Numeracy, School, International
9 September 2016 Improving student outcomes? You have to be in it for the long haul
Categories: Quality & Standards, School
5 September 2016 Studying early childhood education in the Philippines
Categories: Literacy, Numeracy, Early Childhood, School, International
1 September 2016 Back for round two: Hosting a Principal for a day
Categories: Community Partnerships, School

August 2016

DateTitle
30 August 2016 International assessments in developing countries
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, International
26 August 2016 Supporting leadership preparation in Indonesia
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, International
24 August 2016 Measuring the extent of out-of-field teaching
Categories: Quality & Standards, School
22 August 2016 Mapping learning progress: Progressive achievement scales
Categories: Assessment, School
18 August 2016 In Afghanistan, teachers matter
Categories: Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, School, International
16 August 2016 Mixing it up: Transdisciplinary research offers new perspectives on education
Categories: Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, School
15 August 2016 What Australia can learn from academically high-performing neighbours
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult, International
11 August 2016 Putting ‘place’ at the heart of Indigenous education
Categories: Community Partnerships, School, Indigenous
8 August 2016 Curriculum audit informs development of a regional assessment framework
Categories: Assessment, Community Partnerships, School, International
5 August 2016 Maths literacy a concern for all – not just maths teachers
Categories: Numeracy, School
1 August 2016 Game on: Engaging students in STEM
Categories: Digital Learning, Student Engagement, School

July 2016

DateTitle
27 July 2016 Supporting traumatised children in the classroom
Categories: Literacy, Numeracy, Early Childhood, School
26 July 2016 Developing quality teachers for Australian classrooms
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, School, Higher Education
25 July 2016 Growth mindset: Tracking student progress
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, School
20 July 2016 How to foster early numeracy skill development
Categories: Numeracy, Early Childhood
14 July 2016 Young socialites: Australian Year 8 students embrace social media
Categories: Digital Learning, Survey, School
12 July 2016 Stemming the flow: Reversing low STEM achievement
Categories: Numeracy, Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, School, Indigenous
7 July 2016 Collaborating for culturally responsive teaching
Categories: Community Partnerships, Student Engagement, School, Indigenous
4 July 2016 Unplugging computer science
Categories: Digital Learning, Student Engagement, School

June 2016

DateTitle
27 June 2016 Back to the drawing board: A different approach to STEM education
Categories: Numeracy, Student Engagement, School
21 June 2016 Five steps to school improvement
Categories: Assessment, School
20 June 2016 Equity and graduate outcomes
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Survey, Higher Education, Indigenous
14 June 2016 Admit one: Better admissions metrics for university selection
Categories: Quality & Standards, Higher Education
6 June 2016 What do we know about teachers in school libraries?
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Survey, School

May 2016

DateTitle
30 May 2016 Stepping into principals’ shoes
Categories: Community Partnerships, Student Engagement, School
23 May 2016 Transparency needed in teacher recruitment: The smoke may be clearing in the ATAR battle
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, Higher Education
18 May 2016 My space: Improving transition to school for Indigenous children
Categories: Community Partnerships, Literacy, Numeracy, Indigenous
17 May 2016 Mistakes: Providing an opportunity for learning
Categories: Student Engagement, School
12 May 2016 Stopping the drift in school performance requires a national action plan
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School
11 May 2016 Schooling success: Support for African refugee students
Categories: Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, School
3 May 2016 Finding the right fit: University course selection and completion
Categories: Evaluation, Student Engagement, Higher Education

April 2016

DateTitle
26 April 2016 Boosting Indigenous school attendance
Categories: Community Partnerships, Student Engagement, School, Indigenous
19 April 2016 Working together: The UIS and ACER collaborate to advance education
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, Early Childhood, School, International
18 April 2016 Getting off the assembly line: A better way to think about schooling
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School
14 April 2016 Closing the gender gap in maths
Categories: Numeracy, Student Engagement, School

March 2016

DateTitle
30 March 2016 Improving our understanding of learner choice in VET
Categories: Evaluation, Student Engagement, Vocational & Adult
21 March 2016 Everybody counts: Maths teaching for children with Down syndrome
Categories: Evaluation, Numeracy, Student Engagement, Early Childhood, School
17 March 2016 Closing the gap: Indigenous students and NAPLAN
Categories: Assessment, Community Partnerships, Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, School, Indigenous
10 March 2016 Setting the education agenda in Southeast Asia
Categories: Community Partnerships, International
7 March 2016 School ready: A good start for all children
Categories: Assessment, Student Engagement, Early Childhood, School
2 March 2016 A problem-based approach to maths
Categories: Numeracy, Student Engagement, School

February 2016

DateTitle
25 February 2016 Snapshot of student wellbeing
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Survey, School, Indigenous
23 February 2016 Assessment for Indigenous learners
Categories: Assessment, Indigenous
17 February 2016 Large-scale assessments in the context of developing countries
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, International
16 February 2016 Low student performance – and what to do about it
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School
8 February 2016 Lightbulb moment: Investigating creative insight and the role of feedback
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, School
1 February 2016 Meeting the learning needs of every student
Categories: Assessment, Student Engagement, School

January 2016

DateTitle
27 January 2016 Overcoming barriers to school improvement
Categories: Community Partnerships, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School
21 January 2016 Engaging Indigenous education
Categories: Student Engagement, Indigenous
18 January 2016 Next steps: measuring reading progress
Categories: Literacy, Quality & Standards, School, International, Indigenous
12 January 2016 Film literacy in the primary classroom
Categories: Literacy, Survey, School

November 2015

DateTitle
25 November 2015 Measuring learning: Why we need to work together
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School, International
25 November 2015 Equipping students for life after school
Categories: Literacy, Numeracy, School
18 November 2015 Assessing general capabilities
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School
16 November 2015 Middle years study sways senior school outcomes
Categories: Assessment, Survey, School, International
11 November 2015 Indigenous research: learning together
Categories: Community Partnerships, Higher Education, Indigenous
4 November 2015 Diving deeper with assessment
Categories: Assessment, Higher Education

October 2015

DateTitle
26 October 2015 A level playing field for Australian schools
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School
21 October 2015 Teaching reading in the early years
Categories: Literacy, Early Childhood

September 2015

DateTitle
30 September 2015 The big picture: The impact of assessments on education policy
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, International
25 September 2015 Research student mobility generates widespread benefits
Categories: Student Engagement, Survey, Higher Education
25 September 2015 Teacher certification, by the profession for the profession
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School
22 September 2015 Global citizens in primary schools
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, International
14 September 2015 Attracting top teaching talent
Categories: Quality & Standards, School, Higher Education
9 September 2015 The key to ensuring high-quality teachers
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School
8 September 2015 Gender differences in educational outcomes in Afghanistan
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, International

August 2015

DateTitle
27 August 2015 A collaborative approach to national assessment in Saudi Arabia
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School, International
14 August 2015 Educational neuroscience and the role of feedback: What’s in a word?
Categories: Evaluation, Student Engagement, School
13 August 2015 Long-term impact: Early childhood education in the Philippines
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Early Childhood, School, International
10 August 2015 Meeting our educational challenges
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, School
6 August 2015 Quality assurance in GP training
Categories: Quality & Standards, Survey, Higher Education

July 2015

DateTitle
29 July 2015 Addressing student misconceptions
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School, International
23 July 2015 Taking stock of progress in ICT literacy
Categories: Digital Learning, Survey, School
20 July 2015 Assessment for targeted teaching
Categories: Assessment, Digital Learning, Numeracy, School
13 July 2015 Citizen-led educational monitoring shows promise
Categories: Assessment, Community Partnerships, Literacy, Numeracy, Survey, School, International
9 July 2015 Examining the impact of computer games on achievement
Categories: Digital Learning, Survey, School
6 July 2015 Leading thinkers deliberate assessment
Categories: Assessment, Digital Learning, School
2 July 2015 Recognising the value of teachers
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School

June 2015

DateTitle
29 June 2015 Australian students’ attitudes to money
Categories: Survey, School
23 June 2015 Work integrated learning: A lesson in good WIL
Categories: Student Engagement, Higher Education
22 June 2015 Group-based solutions risk ignoring individuality
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, Early Childhood, School, Vocational & Adult, Indigenous
19 June 2015 Making internet research easier
Categories: Quality & Standards, Higher Education
17 June 2015 Assessment by stealth in a digital learning environment
Categories: Assessment, Digital Learning, School
11 June 2015 Graduate outcomes and disadvantage in Australia
Categories: Evaluation, Student Engagement, Higher Education
5 June 2015 Building assessment capability in South East Asia
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School, International
2 June 2015 Parents and teachers working together
Categories: Community Partnerships, Student Engagement, School

May 2015

DateTitle
29 May 2015 In the VET sector, professional learning is everyone’s business
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Survey, Vocational & Adult
25 May 2015 Sharing the assessment reform story
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, School
20 May 2015 Towards a unified theory of assessment
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, School
15 May 2015 Leaders of school improvement share the journey
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, Student Engagement, School
12 May 2015 Big data in higher education
Categories: Assessment, Student Engagement, Higher Education
7 May 2015 Students head to Olympiads with new online support
Categories: Assessment, Digital Learning, Student Engagement, School
6 May 2015 University completions and equity
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Higher Education, Indigenous

April 2015

DateTitle
29 April 2015 Financial literacy critical for future
Categories: Literacy, Numeracy, Survey, School, Vocational & Adult, International
24 April 2015 Global perspectives on commemoration for schools
Categories: Student Engagement, School
20 April 2015 Year-level expectations can impede learning, expert warns
Categories: Quality & Standards, School
15 April 2015 Innovative research classroom to help discover the science of learning
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, Early Childhood, School, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult
8 April 2015 Starting coaching and mentoring conversations
Categories: Quality & Standards, School

March 2015

DateTitle
31 March 2015 Assessing maths literacy: Learning from the PISA experience
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Survey, School, International
26 March 2015 Experts advocate video games for learning
Categories: Digital Learning, Student Engagement, School
24 March 2015 Addressing the learning needs of all students
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, School
20 March 2015 Study flags civics and citizenship knowledge
Categories: Assessment, Student Engagement, School
16 March 2015 Plan to recruit our best and brightest
Categories: Evaluation, School
16 March 2015 Teacher absenteeism in Indonesia
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Survey, School, International
11 March 2015 Demand for teachers set to grow
Categories: Evaluation, School
5 March 2015 Improving assessment processes and quality in medical specialisations
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, Higher Education
2 March 2015 Increasing participation in tertiary education
Categories: Community Partnerships, Student Engagement, Higher Education

February 2015

DateTitle
26 February 2015 The future of learning assessments
Categories: Assessment, School
23 February 2015 Teacher education – from best practice to common practice
Categories: Quality & Standards, School, Higher Education
19 February 2015 Remember the students: Lessons for learning outcomes assessments
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, Higher Education
16 February 2015 Pathways to university: Beyond prior school achievement
Categories: Quality & Standards, Higher Education
11 February 2015 Assessments to support quality teaching and learning
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, International
4 February 2015 Review recommends tertiary entrance changes
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, School
4 February 2015 Bullying in Australian schools
Categories: Literacy, Numeracy, Student Engagement, Survey, School
2 February 2015 Evaluation for innovation and improvement
Categories: Community Partnerships, Evaluation, School

January 2015

DateTitle
29 January 2015 School improvement on Australia’s horizon
Categories: Literacy, Quality & Standards, School
27 January 2015 The cure for early grades assessment difficulties? Take a tablet
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Early Childhood, International
21 January 2015 Strategic leadership and school improvement
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, International
12 January 2015 Focused: Why a teaching team is greater than the sum of its parts
Categories: Community Partnerships, Numeracy, School

December 2014

DateTitle
15 December 2014 Improving our understanding of the university experience in Japan
Categories: Student Engagement, Higher Education
12 December 2014 Promoting cross-border education – Virtual mobility
Categories: Digital Learning, Higher Education, International
10 December 2014 Promoting cross-border education – Provider mobility
Categories: Higher Education, International
9 December 2014 The ‘essence’ of effective teaching
Categories: Early Childhood, School, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult
8 December 2014 Promoting cross-border education – Researcher mobility
Categories: Higher Education, International
4 December 2014 Promoting cross-border education – Student mobility
Categories: Student Engagement, Higher Education, International
2 December 2014 Measuring learning growth in a world of universal education
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, International

November 2014

DateTitle
26 November 2014 Trusting teacher judgements
Categories: Assessment, School
21 November 2014 Australian students prepare for digital future
Categories: Digital Learning, Survey, School
20 November 2014 Global teaching snapshot
Categories: Quality & Standards, Survey, School
19 November 2014 Collaboration to support quality teaching and learning
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, Higher Education, International
10 November 2014 Stretching to reach high standards
Categories: Quality & Standards, School
5 November 2014 The path to school system improvement
Categories: Community Partnerships, Quality & Standards, School

October 2014

DateTitle
29 October 2014 Revisiting Indigenous student engagement and retention
Categories: Student Engagement, Higher Education, Indigenous
22 October 2014 Taking stock of the teacher workforce
Categories: Evaluation, Survey, School
22 October 2014 The failure of incentives to drive school improvement
Categories: Quality & Standards, School
16 October 2014 Defining success in remote schools
Categories: Community Partnerships, Student Engagement, School, Indigenous
8 October 2014 New directions for Australian Principal Certification
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School
7 October 2014 Getting to the essence of assessment
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, International

September 2014

DateTitle
26 September 2014 Australian problem-solving skills in context
Categories: Assessment, School
18 September 2014 Improving the quality of medical education
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Higher Education
8 September 2014 Addressing educational disadvantage
Categories: Community Partnerships, Digital Learning, International, Indigenous
4 September 2014 Revisiting Indigenous primary school experiences
Categories: Literacy, Numeracy, School, Indigenous

August 2014

DateTitle
27 August 2014 Supporting Indigenous educational researchers
Categories: Community Partnerships, Quality & Standards, Indigenous
22 August 2014 Quality education for all
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, School, International
5 August 2014 Location, location: Student achievement and regionality
Categories: Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School
5 August 2014 Learning, earning and yearning
Categories: Student Engagement, School, Indigenous
4 August 2014 Understanding equity through research data
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School

July 2014

DateTitle
29 July 2014 Buried or not? What’s happened to numeracy?
Categories: Literacy, Numeracy, Survey, Vocational & Adult
23 July 2014 GPs rate postgraduate training experiences
Categories: Survey, Higher Education
18 July 2014 Maths + confidence = higher scores for boys
Categories: Assessment, Numeracy, School
16 July 2014 Developing work-ready graduates
Categories: Evaluation, Student Engagement, Higher Education
14 July 2014 STEM growth: Getting students interested in the sciences
Categories: Digital Learning, Student Engagement, School, Higher Education
10 July 2014 Australian teens show financial nous: PISA
Categories: Quality & Standards, Survey, School, International
4 July 2014 Improving engineering work and study
Categories: Survey, Higher Education
2 July 2014 Identifying foundation skill levels
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Vocational & Adult

June 2014

DateTitle
25 June 2014 Educational assessment in Afghanistan
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, International
19 June 2014 Horses for courses: Choice in adult LLN assessments
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Vocational & Adult
4 June 2014 Growth in literacy and numeracy in the early years
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Early Childhood, School
3 June 2014 School audits lead to improvement
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School
2 June 2014 Sharing research and professional knowledge
Categories: Assessment, Community Partnerships, Literacy, Numeracy, School
2 June 2014 Why A to E grades paint the wrong picture
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, School

May 2014

DateTitle
28 May 2014 A clearer picture: Equity in higher education
Categories: Evaluation, Student Engagement, Survey, Higher Education
22 May 2014 Improving learning in Abu Dhabi
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, School, International
12 May 2014 Pacific focus
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, International
8 May 2014 Don’t subtract numeracy
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Vocational & Adult

April 2014

DateTitle
9 April 2014 Lessons from international assessments
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, Vocational & Adult
7 April 2014 The post-school transitions of Indigenous learners
Categories: Evaluation, School, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult, Indigenous
1 April 2014 A practical approach to micro reform
Categories: Assessment, Digital Learning, School

March 2014

DateTitle
31 March 2014 Is school reform working?
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, School
28 March 2014 Support school-community partnerships – for students and our future
Categories: Community Partnerships, School
25 March 2014 Attracting the best and brightest to teaching
Categories: Quality & Standards, School
11 March 2014 Educational progress for all
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Survey, School, International
11 March 2014 National assessment in India
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, International
7 March 2014 Building assessment expertise in Armenia
Categories: Assessment, International
4 March 2014 Literacy learning in the early years
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Early Childhood, International

February 2014

DateTitle
28 February 2014 School comparison: The haves and the have nots
Categories: Quality & Standards, Survey, School
20 February 2014 Remote school’s first graduates
Categories: Community Partnerships, Student Engagement, School, Indigenous
18 February 2014 Predicting success in medical studies
Categories: Assessment, Higher Education
13 February 2014 A way forward in improving Indigenous learning
Categories: Literacy, Numeracy, School, Indigenous
5 February 2014 Towards a ‘good life’ for children in their middle years
Categories: Student Engagement, Survey, School
4 February 2014 Using student assessment to improve teaching
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, School
3 February 2014 Planning for learning in the early years
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Early Childhood, School

January 2014

DateTitle
26 January 2014 ACER chief receives top honour
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, School
22 January 2014 Using data to improve learning
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, Early Childhood, School
20 January 2014 Listening to the school community
Categories: Community Partnerships, Student Engagement, Indigenous
16 January 2014 Growth and ‘quality’ in higher education
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Vocational & Adult
6 January 2014 Adult literacy and numeracy - what’s the story?
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, Vocational & Adult, International

December 2013

DateTitle
17 December 2013 The impact of financial support on university deferral
Categories: Evaluation, Student Engagement, Higher Education
13 December 2013 Beyond PISA: Improving student outcomes
Categories: Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School
3 December 2013 Declining PISA outcomes: Time to stop the slide
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School
3 December 2013 Indigenous student maths achievement in context
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School, Indigenous
3 December 2013 PISA 2012: How Australia measures up
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School
2 December 2013 Networking young citizens
Categories: Digital Learning, Student Engagement, School

November 2013

DateTitle
29 November 2013 Digital fluency for the digital age
Categories: Digital Learning, School
20 November 2013 Improving learning in China
Categories: International
14 November 2013 Creating an engaged student experience
Categories: Student Engagement, Higher Education
11 November 2013 Parental engagement in learning
Categories: Community Partnerships, Evaluation, Student Engagement, Early Childhood, School
6 November 2013 In teacher education, quality assurance matters
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, International

October 2013

DateTitle
31 October 2013 Meeting the needs of international students in VET
Categories: Student Engagement, Vocational & Adult, International
15 October 2013 Towards a growth mindset in assessment
Categories: Assessment, School
14 October 2013 Questioning the standards of literacy and numeracy
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School, Vocational & Adult
7 October 2013 What can teachers learn from PISA?
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School, International
1 October 2013 Reading and engagement
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Quality & Standards, School

September 2013

DateTitle
24 September 2013 Building connections in South East Asia
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, Higher Education, International
18 September 2013 Regional focus: Africa
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, School, International
13 September 2013 Grey literature in Australian education
Categories: Digital Learning, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, Higher Education
6 September 2013 Informing policy in developing countries
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, International
4 September 2013 The value of international assessments of adults’ foundation skills
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, Vocational & Adult

August 2013

DateTitle
29 August 2013 Standards for beginning teachers
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, School, Higher Education, International
20 August 2013 Education and philanthropy roadmap
Categories: Community Partnerships, Evaluation, Survey, School
16 August 2013 Informing policy and practice
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School
14 August 2013 Growing attainment in higher education
Categories: Quality & Standards, Higher Education
14 August 2013 Taking higher education assessment from the boutique to eBay
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, Higher Education
7 August 2013 Making a difference in developing countries
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, International
7 August 2013 Towards a science of learning
Categories: Evaluation, School
7 August 2013 Cultural differences in teaching and learning
Categories: Evaluation, Numeracy, School
5 August 2013 Learning and fearing mathematics
Categories: Numeracy, Early Childhood, School

July 2013

DateTitle
31 July 2013 Measuring the quality of GP training
Categories: Evaluation, Survey, Higher Education
26 July 2013 Pathways to work for Indigenous Australians
Categories: Evaluation, Survey, Vocational & Adult, Indigenous
24 July 2013 Deconstructing maths anxiety
Categories: Numeracy, School
15 July 2013 Leaving home to study
Categories: Evaluation, Higher Education
12 July 2013 Focus on learning in digital education
Categories: Digital Learning, School
9 July 2013 Data for quality improvement in VET
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Vocational & Adult
4 July 2013 Profiling the diversity of Australian universities
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Higher Education

June 2013

DateTitle
27 June 2013 Understanding the brain, and learning about learning
Categories: Assessment, School
26 June 2013 Reforming career paths for Australian teachers
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School
25 June 2013 Partnering for success
Categories: Community Partnerships, Student Engagement, School
24 June 2013 Partner focus: UNICEF and UNESCO
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, International
19 June 2013 Equity in VET
Categories: Evaluation, Survey, Vocational & Adult, Indigenous
13 June 2013 Helping hand: Good languages assessment
Categories: Assessment, School, International
5 June 2013 Putting collaboration into practice
Categories: Community Partnerships, School

May 2013

DateTitle
30 May 2013 Measuring progress
Categories: Assessment, School
30 May 2013 Common goals: Philanthropy in education
Categories: Community Partnerships, Student Engagement, Survey, School
30 May 2013 Influences on children’s numeracy skills
Categories: Assessment, Numeracy, Early Childhood, School
21 May 2013 Assessing senior maths, chemistry and physics
Categories: Assessment, Numeracy, School
17 May 2013 Leading school improvement
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School
13 May 2013 Measuring the quality of early childhood education and care
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Early Childhood
9 May 2013 Quantifying the return on investment of workplace training
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, Vocational & Adult
8 May 2013 ACER and partners establish Science of Learning Research Centre
Categories: Evaluation, School
6 May 2013 Addressing core skills in the 21st century: An ACER and ACPET partnership
Categories: Literacy, Numeracy, Vocational & Adult

April 2013

DateTitle
24 April 2013 Australian students rate their university experience positively
Categories: Quality & Standards, Survey, Higher Education
24 April 2013 National teaching standards for Kuwait
Categories: Quality & Standards, School, International
23 April 2013 Computerised assessment of writing for VET
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Vocational & Adult
23 April 2013 Language, literacy and numeracy beyond 2012
Categories: Literacy, Numeracy, Vocational & Adult
23 April 2013 Teaching numeracy with adults
Categories: Numeracy, Vocational & Adult
22 April 2013 Improving learners’ and workers’ core skills
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Vocational & Adult
19 April 2013 Return on investment in language, literacy and numeracy training
Categories: Literacy, Numeracy, Vocational & Adult
17 April 2013 AQIS and continuous improvement
Categories: Quality & Standards, Survey, Vocational & Adult

March 2013

DateTitle
27 March 2013 Beyond feasibility – possible futures for learning outcomes assessment
Categories: Assessment, Higher Education
27 March 2013 Outcomes assessment feasible in Australia
Categories: Assessment, Higher Education
27 March 2013 Building capability in Saudi Arabia
Categories: Assessment, Higher Education
27 March 2013 Low SES student enrolment target may be within reach
Categories: Evaluation, Higher Education
27 March 2013 Time to reform educational assessment
Categories: Assessment, School
12 March 2013 In profile: Stephanie Armstrong, Indigenous Research Fellow
Categories: Indigenous
12 March 2013 ACER Research Conference 2011 - Lessons learned
Categories: Indigenous

February 2013

DateTitle
28 February 2013 Mature student admissions in England
Categories: Assessment, Higher Education
28 February 2013 Philanthropic support: a big knowledge gap for schools
Categories: Community Partnerships, Survey, School
28 February 2013 International study reveals serious adult literacy and numeracy problems
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Vocational & Adult

January 2013

DateTitle
31 January 2013 Staff in Australia’s schools
Categories: Survey, School
31 January 2013 Destinations of Victorian school leavers
Categories: Survey, School, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult
31 January 2013 IB graduates more likely to progress through university
Categories: Evaluation, Higher Education
31 January 2013 Student visa numbers signal a return to growth
Categories: Evaluation, Higher Education

December 2012

DateTitle
12 December 2012 School improvement the key
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School
12 December 2012 Equity will lead to success
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School
11 December 2012 Study reveals disappointing results for Australia
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School

November 2012

DateTitle
23 November 2012 Student engagement key to standards and productivity
Categories: Student Engagement, Higher Education
16 November 2012 Three steps to improve the quality of teaching and learning
Categories: Quality & Standards, School
12 November 2012 Reading in online environments
Categories: Assessment, Digital Learning, Literacy, School
12 November 2012 The ‘digital natives’ and ICT literacy
Categories: Assessment, Digital Learning, School, Indigenous
12 November 2012 A framework for school improvement
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School
12 November 2012 School improvement
Categories: Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School
12 November 2012 Digital assessments of early learning
Categories: Assessment, Digital Learning, Numeracy, Early Childhood, School, Indigenous
12 November 2012 Teaching and learning with digital technology
Categories: Digital Learning, School
12 November 2012 Evaluating information online
Categories: Assessment, Digital Learning, School

October 2012

DateTitle
15 October 2012 Enhancing student engagement in a competitive environment
Categories: Student Engagement, Higher Education
4 October 2012 Call for strengths-based approach to school readiness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids
Categories: Evaluation, Early Childhood, School, Indigenous

September 2012

DateTitle
28 September 2012 Literacy and the most marginalised children
Categories: Literacy, Early Childhood, School, International, Indigenous
28 September 2012 University numbers growing fast, Indigenous even faster
Categories: Evaluation, Higher Education
28 September 2012 Reporting Indigenous outcomes
Categories: Evaluation, Indigenous
21 September 2012 English language proficiency in higher education
Categories: Literacy, Higher Education
17 September 2012 Capacity building in 
Pakistan and Bangladesh
Categories: Assessment, International
17 September 2012 Research and evidence: 
Supporting international development
Categories: International
17 September 2012 Measuring language competency in the UAE
Categories: Assessment, International
17 September 2012 Literacy and mathematics testing in Tonga
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, International
17 September 2012 Financing TVET in the Pacific
Categories: Evaluation, International
17 September 2012 Assessment: Building expertise in India
Categories: Assessment, International
17 September 2012 Strengthening education in Zimbabwe
Categories: Evaluation, International
17 September 2012 Educational monitoring in Euskadi
Categories: Literacy, Numeracy, International
17 September 2012 Social norms and equity in education
Categories: Evaluation, International
14 September 2012 Bring your own technology – now
Categories: Digital Learning, Evaluation, School
4 September 2012 World first in higher education
Categories: Assessment, Higher Education
4 September 2012 Forecasting future student numbers
Categories: Higher Education
4 September 2012 Researchers’ career pathways and mobility patterns
Categories: Higher Education
4 September 2012 Online future for university placement tests
Categories: Assessment, Higher Education
4 September 2012 Improving health professions admission testing
Categories: Assessment, Higher Education
4 September 2012 Developing and monitoring valid assessments
Categories: Assessment, Higher Education

August 2012

DateTitle
28 August 2012 School improvement not enough, expert warns
Categories: Quality & Standards, School
27 August 2012 Good evidence supports school improvement
Categories: Quality & Standards, School
27 August 2012 School improvement driven by culture and collaboration
Categories: Quality & Standards, School
27 August 2012 Personalising learning for school improvement
Categories: Quality & Standards, School
24 August 2012 School improvement needs ‘no excuses’ approach
Categories: Quality & Standards, School
24 August 2012 1200 minds meet on school improvement
Categories: Quality & Standards, School
14 August 2012 Check your inbox and have your say, university students urged
Categories: Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, Survey, Higher Education

July 2012

DateTitle
27 July 2012 400 000 university students to have their say
Categories: Student Engagement, Survey, Higher Education
27 July 2012 Comparing accessibility and funding of Australian higher education
Categories: Evaluation, Higher Education
20 July 2012 Focus on university teaching to maintain student learning standards
Categories: Quality & Standards, Higher Education
19 July 2012 Re-modelling special education
Categories: Community Partnerships, Early Childhood, School
9 July 2012 Building capacity: The inaugural ACER National Adult LLN Assessment Conference
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Vocational & Adult

June 2012

DateTitle
29 June 2012 Healthy prognosis for medical assessment
Categories: Assessment, Quality & Standards, Higher Education
29 June 2012 Supporting the advancement of disadvantaged learners
Categories: Vocational & Adult
29 June 2012 Vocational education and training in school
Categories: Survey, School, Vocational & Adult
18 June 2012 Expertise and networks 
from Australia to PNG
Categories: Literacy, International
18 June 2012 Discovering civic knowledge, 
attitudes and engagement
Categories: Assessment, Student Engagement, Survey, International
15 June 2012 More than match stats: Language, literacy and numeracy workshops for VET practitioners
Categories: Literacy, Numeracy, Vocational & Adult
15 June 2012 Countdown: Adult numeracy developments in two key standards frameworks
Categories: Numeracy, Vocational & Adult
6 June 2012 Profiling adults’ core skills
Categories: Assessment, Vocational & Adult
6 June 2012 It’s time: Language, literacy and numeracy and the new Core Skills Profile for Adults
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Vocational & Adult

May 2012

DateTitle
30 May 2012 Working with RTOs to understand 
the ‘business’ of the VET provider
Categories: Quality & Standards, Vocational & Adult
30 May 2012 AQIS: The new VET benchmark
Categories: Quality & Standards, Vocational & Adult
25 May 2012 Understanding children’s road safety knowledge
Categories: Community Partnerships, Survey, School
25 May 2012 95% of staff in schools experienced workplace bullying
Categories: Survey, School
25 May 2012 Australian students ranked 2nd in digital reading literacy
Categories: Assessment, Digital Learning, Literacy, School
25 May 2012 Preparing Mathematics Teachers
Categories: Survey, School, Higher Education
21 May 2012 Painting a picture of the teaching workforce
Categories: Survey, School
21 May 2012 Encouraging children to walk and ride
Categories: Survey, School
21 May 2012 Philanthropy and education: working together
Categories: Community Partnerships, Survey, School
21 May 2012 PIAAC: Monitoring adult literacy,  numeracy and problem-solving skills
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Vocational & Adult
21 May 2012 Educating for informed and active citizenship
Categories: Assessment, Student Engagement, School

April 2012

DateTitle
27 April 2012 New resource to help grow educational ideas
Categories: Community Partnerships, Numeracy, School
27 April 2012 Investigating computer and information literacy
Categories: Assessment, Digital Learning, International
27 April 2012 Comparing school learning outcomes internationally
Categories: Assessment, Evaluation, International
27 April 2012 Early audit of Australia’s student demand driven system
Categories: Evaluation, Higher Education

March 2012

DateTitle
30 March 2012 Student understanding of food and fibre origins
Categories: Assessment, School
30 March 2012 Business potential lies untapped in schools
Categories: School
30 March 2012 Parents urged to develop maths in kids from birth
Categories: Numeracy, Early Childhood
22 March 2012 Preparing 21st Century Learners: The Case for School-Community Collaborations
Categories: Community Partnerships, School

February 2012

DateTitle
24 February 2012 Opinion split on walking to school
Categories: Survey, School
24 February 2012 Competition building in international student market
Categories: Evaluation, Higher Education
24 February 2012 Sporting Chance program receives thumbs up
Categories: Evaluation, Indigenous
20 February 2012 AHELO fieldwork goes live
Categories: Assessment, Higher Education
20 February 2012 Tracking IB graduates’ tertiary achievement
Categories: Higher Education
20 February 2012 Innovative international assessment communities evolve
Categories: Assessment, Higher Education
20 February 2012 Weaving work into higher education
Categories: Student Engagement, Higher Education

January 2012

DateTitle
20 January 2012 Teachers report increased job satisfaction
Categories: Survey, School
20 January 2012 Future academics need encouragement to stay in Australia
Categories: Evaluation, Higher Education

December 2011

DateTitle
16 December 2011 Girls outperform boys in reading in PISA 2009+
Categories: Assessment, Literacy, International, Indigenous

November 2011

DateTitle
7 November 2011 A new era in early years learning
Categories: Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, Early Childhood