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Ranking universities on student equity performance

06 February 2020

A study exploring methods for assessing higher education equity performance has highlighted the subjective nature of ranking systems.

Quality & Standards, Higher Education,

Education & Development

A new toolkit to analyse national learning assessment systems

31 January 2020

Following successful pilots in Ethiopia, Mauritania and Vietnam, the Global Partnership for Education and ACER have launched a resource for countries to analyse and improve their learning assessment systems.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, School, Education & Development,


PISA 2018: Australian students’ performance

03 December 2019

A long-term national decline in reading, maths and science achievement has led, for the first time, to Australia’s achievement failing to exceed the OECD average in one of the assessment domains.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School,


Snapshot of Australian teachers and principals

29 November 2019

Analysis of international survey data presents the views of Australian lower secondary school teachers and principals on equity and diversity, discipline and safety, teacher workload, principal effectiveness, school resourcing and much more.

Survey, School,


Report cards’ report card: showing potential, but with room for improvement

19 November 2019

ACER has been investigating how effective parents, teachers and students consider report cards to be, and the results reveal room for improvement.

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

Higher Education

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,