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Research Developments from ACER




Mapping progress:  Improving learning in rural India

10 February 2017

ACER and ASER are travelling the same road to collect information about children’s basic literacy and numeracy in India.

Assessment, Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, School, International


Counting the costs and benefits in transition to a digital world

25 January 2017

Juliette Mendelovits and Ling Tan compare the results of paper and online tests.

Assessment, Digital Learning, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School, International


Exploring the policy use of large-scale assessment data

15 November 2016

A new publication will examine the link between large-scale assessments and education policy through examples from the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the Middle East. Petra Lietz reports.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, School, International

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


Improving student learning in Mali

14 October 2016

ACER has been working over the past two years to help develop an internal monitoring and evaluation system in Mali. Petra Lietz explains.

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


In Africa many are in school but not learning: new report on learning assessments

14 September 2016

A new ACER report for UNICEF examines the major impediments to children’s learning as a considerable proportion of students in Eastern and Southern African schools do not reach expected basic learning benchmarks in numeracy and literacy.

Literacy, Numeracy, School, International