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Supporting examination reform in Nepal

24 January 2020

ACER is helping to ensure that school assessment in Nepal focuses on testing higher order thinking skills.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School, Education & Development,

Education & Development
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Supporting high-quality assessment in Bhutan

17 January 2020

ACER India has conducted a series of workshops to increase Bhutan’s expertise in national assessment item development, questionnaire design and sampling procedures. Anu Radha Sharma reports.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, School, Education & Development,

Higher Education
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Exploring Year 12 maths performance and university achievement

19 December 2019

New analysis shows that both students’ choice of senior school mathematics subjects and their subsequent performance are related to achievement in university science and maths classes.

Numeracy, School, Higher Education,

Education & Development
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Investing in teacher development: Building an evidence base in Lao PDR

09 December 2019

A four year study in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is investigating the extent to which investment in teacher development improves teaching quality and student literacy in Lao language.

Literacy, Quality & Standards, Survey, School, Education & Development,

School
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Focus on basics leaves schoolkids short in essential deep thinking

04 December 2019

The declining performance of Australian school students is in the spotlight again. But is there anything governments can do to arrest the decline? Geoff Masters responds.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School,

School
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How Australia’s education system stacks up

04 December 2019

PISA national project manager Dr Sue Thomson says Australia has a great deal of work ahead for its education system to excel by international standards.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School,