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School
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Australian report card: Time to address disadvantage is now

15 March 2017

Two major reports on student achievement confirm little change in the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students over the past 15 years.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, School

School
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Creating a global measure of digital and ICT literacy

07 March 2017

Wolfram Schulz discusses the challenges in measuring digital and information and computer technology literacy skills across a wide range of countries.

Assessment, Digital Learning, School

Indigenous
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Measuring Indigenous childhood development in remote Australia

21 February 2017

Through its involvement in the Science of Learning Research Centre, ACER is supporting research to investigate the accuracy of a tool that measures the developmental status of young children in remote Indigenous Australian contexts.

Assessment, Early Childhood, Indigenous

Higher Education
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Designing assessment for radiopharmaceutical scientist training

16 February 2017

ACER is working with radiopharmaceutical scientists to develop fit-for-purpose progressive assessment practices for a new training program, as Jacob Pearce explains.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, Higher Education

International
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Mapping progress:  Improving learning in rural India

10 February 2017

ACER and ASER are travelling the same road to collect information about children’s basic literacy and numeracy in India.

Assessment, Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, School, International

School
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Rethinking how we assess learning in schools

07 February 2017

There is a major flaw in the way we currently assess school students, as Geoff Masters explains.

Assessment, Student Engagement, School