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Assessing aptitude for tertiary study

01 May 2018

Appropriate university admissions depend on more information about students than their academic performance, as Marita MacMahon Ball and Shelley McLean explain.

Assessment, Higher Education

Higher Education
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Japanese universities rated highly for skills development

27 February 2018

A survey of university students in Japan reveals high levels of satisfaction with skills development but shows more work needs to be done in key areas that can significantly affect students’ higher education experience.

Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, Survey, Higher Education

Higher Education
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Architects model best practice in assessment

16 February 2018

A high-stakes registration exam for architects will be more transparent, consistent and fair, following a review led by ACER.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, Higher Education

Higher Education
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Understanding the impact of ‘Australian-made skills’

24 January 2018

International recipients of Australian Government scholarships develop practical and transferable skills and expertise that allow them to make a difference in their chosen fields, new ACER research shows.

Evaluation, Higher Education

Higher Education
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E-texts as impactful teaching and learning tools

21 November 2017

Anne-Marie Chase reports on a review of research into the formal use of e-texts within educational settings.

Digital Learning, School, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult

Higher Education
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Raising university aspirations and awareness among disadvantaged students

21 September 2017

Outreach activities in South Australia are helping to normalise university study and increase its accessibility to under-represented groups. Katherine Dix reports.

Student Engagement, School, Higher Education