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Developing a professional learning community

08 February 2018

What exactly is a professional learning community and how can school leaders dependably measure how well their school matches its characteristics? Lawrence Ingvarson explains.

Quality & Standards, School

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From access to quality: improving learning outcomes in South Asia

31 January 2018

ACER India is working with partners across South Asia to ensure inclusive and quality education for all. Amit Kaushik reports on progress.

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

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Family fun the key to a good life in adolescence

22 January 2018

New research has highlighted the benefits of a supportive family and school environment for adolescents’ life satisfaction.

Student Engagement, Survey, School

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Teacher attrition: What’s the real picture?

18 January 2018

Claims that half of Australian early career teachers are leaving the profession are not as robust as they might seem, new analysis reveals.

Evaluation, Survey, School, Higher Education

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Children’s reading literacy achievement: PIRLS 2016

05 December 2017

Results from an international study of Year 4 students' reading literacy indicate positive changes in Australia’s achievement.

Assessment, Literacy, School

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Evidence-based education needs standardised assessment

24 November 2017

Standardised assessments are powerful tools in building a strong evidence base for education policy and practice, as Jen Jackson and Ross Turner explain.

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