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Designing assessment for radiopharmaceutical scientist training

16 February 2017

ACER is working with radiopharmaceutical scientists to develop fit-for-purpose progressive assessment practices for a new training program, as Jacob Pearce explains.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, Higher Education

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Improving university admissions in PNG

12 January 2017

ACER is helping a Papua New Guinea university to make more informed decisions about offering places in their courses.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, Higher Education

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Global collaboration in medical student assessment

20 October 2016

Jacob Pearce reports on an ACER-led collaboration linking medical schools in the UK and Australia to develop common assessment items in the area of global health.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, Higher Education

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Developing quality teachers for Australian classrooms

26 July 2016

Professional standards for teaching and the rigorous accreditation of training courses do not necessarily ensure we develop quality teachers, according to a new report.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, School, Higher Education

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Admit one: Better admissions metrics for university selection

14 June 2016

Relying on only one metric – be it the ATAR, an admissions test or other tool – reduces quality in admissions processes. Dr Daniel Edwards explains.

Quality & Standards, Higher Education

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Finding the right fit: University course selection and completion

03 May 2016

As higher education enrolments continue to climb, the proportion of students failing to graduate remains high among some cohorts, according to analysis by Daniel Edwards.

Evaluation, Student Engagement, Higher Education