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Research Developments from ACER


Higher Education

Higher Education

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

Higher Education

Tracing the steps of high achievers

28 October 2016

ACER is gathering information about the lives and experiences of international recipients of Australian Government scholarships to evaluate public diplomacy outcomes and contribution to development around the world.

Higher Education, International


Tracking university completions

26 October 2016

Indigenous students are among those most at risk of not completing university, research confirms.

Higher Education, Indigenous

Higher Education

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

Higher Education

Strong student-lecturer relationships reduce university drop out in Australia and Japan

10 October 2016

New research into students’ university experience reveals that both Australian and Japanese students are more likely to complete their university degree if they have strong relationships with lecturers, as Daniel Edwards explains.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, Higher Education


What Australia can learn from academically high-performing neighbours

15 August 2016

Australia’s declining academic performance in international tests over recent years has been well publicised. Looking at Australia’s high-performing neighbour countries may give us some clues about how to improve Australia’s academic performance.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult, International