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Research Developments from ACER



Education & Development

Recognising the positive impact of early education

20 March 2018

As a study on early years learning in the Philippines draws to a close, its preliminary findings have been commended. Rachel Parker explains.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Early Childhood, School, Education & Development

Education & Development

Measuring childhood learning in South East Asia

13 March 2018

A primary learning assessment program is helping to set a common approach to measuring education outcomes in South East Asia. Jacqueline Cheng explains.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School, Education & Development


Realistic expectations

05 March 2018

Raising the bar for all students may work for high fliers, but different students need different achievement goals if we are to raise the attainment of all students.

Assessment, Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, School


Evidence-based education needs standardised assessment

24 November 2017

Standardised assessments are powerful tools in building a strong evidence base for education policy and practice, as Jen Jackson and Ross Turner explain.

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


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


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