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Numeracy

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Maths anxiety – and what to do about it

13 October 2017

ACER is piloting a professional learning program to support primary teachers who experience maths anxiety.

Evaluation, Numeracy, School

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Single-sex schooling and achievement outcomes

28 September 2017

Analysis of NAPLAN numeracy and reading data reveals that single-sex schools on average provide no better value-add over time than coeducational schools, as Katherine Dix explains.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School

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Online assessment to support student learning

11 September 2017

Computer adaptive tests targeted to students’ current skill levels should provide better information about their long-term literacy and numeracy development.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School

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Measure for measure

31 July 2017

We measure progress in reading, writing, numeracy and the like, but can progress in creativity, resilience, problem solving or ethical reasoning also be measured?

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, School

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Progress towards a global measurement scale

31 May 2017

Collaborative efforts are underway to develop a global scale that benchmarks student performance in reading and mathematics against a common measure. Ray Adams reports on progress.

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

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What can we learn from NAPLAN?

01 May 2017

National and international assessments offer opportunities to identify policies and practices that support improvement in student outcomes.

Assessment, Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, School