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Improving the national qualifications framework

08 November 2019

ACER research is helping to ensure that Australia’s qualifications framework is adaptable to the changing nature of education, training and work.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult,

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Unpacking ‘programmatic assessment’

10 October 2019

A programmatic model of assessment can provide a more complete understanding of trainees’ knowledge and skills, but key aspects of the approach are often misunderstood.

Assessment, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult,

Higher Education
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Australia Awards support equality, inclusion and effective leadership in Pakistan

19 September 2019

Alumni of Australian development scholarships are making a lasting contribution to Pakistan’s efforts to become a country upheld by governance, effective leadership and improved access to opportunities for women.

Evaluation, Survey, Higher Education, Education & Development,

Higher Education
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Three charts on: how much Australia spends on all levels of education

24 July 2019

A new ACER report on Australian education expenditure is the first of its kind, and offers an important reference point for policy-makers, educators, researchers and economists. The report authors discuss the key findings in an article in The Conversation.

Early Childhood, School, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult,

Higher Education
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Supporting regional, rural and remote student transitions

01 April 2019

Darren Matthews reports on the development and piloting of an assessment of university support services for regional, rural and remote students on transition to university.

Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, Higher Education,

Higher Education
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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,