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Providing transparency around quality in clinical radiology examinations

12 December 2018

ACER is working with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists to ensure that examinations align with principles of high-quality assessment. Jacob Pearce and Daniel Urbach report.

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Higher Education

School
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Reforming learning assessments in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh

14 November 2018

ACER India is supporting Chhattisgarh state education officials to implement robust student assessments.

Assessment, School, Education & Development

School
RD

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

Education & Development
RD

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

Education & Development
RD

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

School
RD

How evidence informs teaching and learning

27 August 2018

In a keynote address at Research Conference 2018, ACER CEO Professor Geoff Masters AO explored the theme of ‘evidence-based practice’ in teaching. He explains the phrase’s origins in medicine and what it means for education in his latest blog.

Assessment, Evaluation, School