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The end of the semester report?

20 June 2018

In part two of its series on ACER’s Communicating Student Learning Progress project, Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard look at the trend in schools towards continuous online reporting in Teacher.

Assessment, Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, School

Higher Education
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Capturing the contemporary postgraduate research experience

30 May 2018

A survey of postgraduate research experiences has been updated to suit the changing conditions in higher education. ACER Research Director Dr Daniel Edwards explains.

Evaluation, Higher Education

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What is the Gonski model for schools?

11 May 2018

The recent Gonski report calls for a new model of school education. What might that look like, asks Geoff Masters in Teacher.

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

Early Childhood
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Can Australia meet United Nations goals for education?

19 April 2018

A recent UNICEF report on Australia’s performance against UN Sustainable Development Goals asked questions about our failure to meet interim education targets. Dan Cloney’s presentation at the Future Schools conference proposed answers.

Evaluation, Early Childhood, Education & Development

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The future of school reports

04 April 2018

School reports are an important but imperfect means of communicating progress. Recent efforts to make reports more meaningful appear to have helped but more could be done, write Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard in Teacher.

Assessment, Evaluation, School

Early Childhood
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Breaking the link between disadvantage and development

29 March 2018

A wealth of research on teaching quality exists but it remains largely unused by those who could benefit most from its findings – teachers. Are there ways to better translate the findings from research? Dan Cloney explains.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Early Childhood, School