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Focus on basics leaves schoolkids short in essential deep thinking

04 December 2019

The declining performance of Australian school students is in the spotlight again. But is there anything governments can do to arrest the decline? Geoff Masters responds.

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How Australia’s education system stacks up

04 December 2019

PISA national project manager Dr Sue Thomson says Australia has a great deal of work ahead for its education system to excel by international standards.

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PISA 2018: Australian students’ performance

03 December 2019

A long-term national decline in reading, maths and science achievement has led, for the first time, to Australia’s achievement failing to exceed the OECD average in one of the assessment domains.

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PISA explained

02 December 2019

Sue Thomson and Kylie Hillman explain the significance of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, ahead of the release of results from the latest cycle.

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Report cards’ report card: showing potential, but with room for improvement

19 November 2019

ACER has been investigating how effective parents, teachers and students consider report cards to be, and the results reveal room for improvement.

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Scottish national assessments inform next steps for learning

30 September 2019

ACER works with the Scottish Government, in partnership with Twig and SCHOLAR, to develop and deliver assessments of literacy and numeracy learning progress. Since 2017, more than one million assessments have been completed by learners throughout Scotland.

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