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Research Developments from ACER




A changing classroom climate?

15 August 2017

International surveys track trends in the achievement of students in science, reading and maths but also classroom climate and student behaviour.

Evaluation, Student Engagement, School


What impact? Professional learning in Timor Leste

10 August 2017

ACER’s work in Timor Leste is seeking to identify the impact of professional learning and mentoring on students’ learning outcomes over time, as Adeola Capel explains.

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, International

Higher Education

Supply and demand in the Australian labour market

27 July 2017

The Commonwealth Government policy to scale back temporary skilled migration, and adopt a tougher approach to citizenship, is likely to have a supply-side impact on the Australian labour market as Daniel Edwards explains.

Evaluation, Survey, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult


Data-driven improvement in schools

26 July 2017

School improvement depends on leaders who set an explicit improvement agenda, but also on using data effectively to monitor and evaluate programs and student outcomes.

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School


Hands on: Leading school improvement

19 July 2017

A collaborative approach by principals working closely with teachers in building and implementing programs for school improvement helps to develop a shared commitment and expansion of leadership capacity among all staff.

Evaluation, Literacy, Quality & Standards, School


Collaboration and courage key to coherent school improvement

12 July 2017

Effective school leaders have the knowledge and skills to pursue clear and agreed improvement goals – and the courage to fix problems along the way.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School