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Assessing learning of students with disabilities

13 February 2020

ACER and NEQMAP reviewed existing inclusive education policies and practices in the Asia-Pacific region with a particular focus on learning assessment of children with disabilities.

Assessment, 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,


Supporting early career teachers

18 October 2019

The South Australian Department of Education engaged ACER to evaluate the effectiveness of its two-year Early Career Teacher Development program.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School,


Scottish national assessments inform next steps for learning

30 September 2019

ACER works with the Scottish Government, in partnership with Twig and SCHOLAR, to develop and deliver assessments of literacy and numeracy learning progress. Since 2017, more than one million assessments have been completed by learners throughout Scotland.

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