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Research Developments from ACER


Higher Education


Engaging students in STEM

20 June 2017

Julie Kos reports on a mentoring program that provides a valuable resource for science and maths teachers.

Community Partnerships, Student Engagement, School, Higher Education

Higher Education

Understanding the impact of assessment in higher education

08 May 2017

A new ACER report explores assessment practices and their impact in higher education in the United Kingdom, as Brad Jackel explains.

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Higher Education, International

Higher Education

More than 1500 alumni participate in Tracer Facility fieldwork

05 May 2017

Daniel Edwards reports on the progress of the Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility as the research program finalises fieldwork in first year and launches its website.

Evaluation, Higher Education

Higher Education

Measuring the engagement of online learners

28 February 2017

ACER is reviewing Australia’s survey of higher education students’ engagement with learning to better understand the experience of those who study off-campus. Darren Matthews reports.

Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, Higher Education

Higher Education

Understanding the postgraduate research experience

27 February 2017

Ali Radloff reports on work to review and possibly redevelop Australia’s annual survey of the experience and satisfaction of postgraduate research students.

Quality & Standards, Higher Education

Higher Education

Initial teacher education online throws a curve ball to teacher workforce planners

24 February 2017

A new analysis of trends in initial teacher education is helping workforce planners to better project future teacher supply at the state and territory level.

School, Higher Education