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What’s holding females back from participating in STEM?

05 November 2018

Women and girls are less likely to participate in STEM areas in school, university and careers. Dr Sue Thomson discusses why in her latest column for Teacher.

School, Higher Education, Education & Development

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The key to improving learning in Australian schools

16 October 2018

The Gonski 2.0 recommendations may provide our best hope of reversing the long-term decline in the reading, mathematics and science levels of Australian 15-year-olds, says ACER Chief Executive Professor Geoff Masters.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School

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Australian students motivated to achieve – but some more motivated than others

10 September 2018

A new report finds that Australian 15-year-olds may be more motivated to achieve than the majority of their OECD peers, but motivation is significantly affected by disadvantage.

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How evidence informs teaching and learning

27 August 2018

In a keynote address at Research Conference 2018, ACER CEO Professor Geoff Masters AO explored the theme of ‘evidence-based practice’ in teaching. He explains the phrase’s origins in medicine and what it means for education in his latest blog.

Assessment, Evaluation, School

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Research Conference 2018 closes in Sydney

17 August 2018

ACER’s Research Conference 2018 took place in Sydney in August, with leaders in education from around the globe coming together to explore the theme ‘Teaching practices that make a difference: Insights from research’.

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Early Childhood, School, Education & Development, Indigenous

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Fewer teenagers plan on further study, with disadvantaged teens most at risk

01 August 2018

A smaller proportion of Australian teenagers are expecting to go to university or TAFE than they did 15 years ago, according to new research.

Student Engagement, Survey, School, Higher Education