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Tracing Australia’s contribution to international development

08 October 2018

For over 60 years the Australian Government has invested in generations of global leaders, providing opportunities for study, research and professional development in Australia. ACER is evaluating the long-term outcomes of this investment.

Evaluation, Higher Education, Education & Development

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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

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A more accurate measure of the off-campus student experience

19 June 2018

ACER has helped to revise a key measure of learner engagement to more accurately survey the experiences of both on-campus and off-campus students. Darren Matthews reports.

Assessment, Student Engagement, Survey, Higher Education

Higher Education
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Capturing the contemporary postgraduate research experience

30 May 2018

A survey of postgraduate research experiences has been updated to suit the changing conditions in higher education. ACER Research Director Dr Daniel Edwards explains.

Evaluation, Higher Education

Vocational & Adult
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Improving confidence in expert judgements in medical specialty examinations

22 May 2018

ACER is helping to set performance standards and improve examiner consistency in examinations for medical specialty colleges, report Daniel Urbach and Jacob Pearce.

Assessment, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult

Higher Education
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Assessing aptitude for tertiary study

01 May 2018

Appropriate university admissions depend on more information about students than their academic performance, as Marita MacMahon Ball and Shelley McLean explain.

Assessment, Higher Education