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Research Developments from ACER


Quality & Standards

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

Education & Development

Investment in teacher development overseas: are we making a difference?

09 March 2018

A growing evaluation program is helping the Australian Government ensure that its international aid investments will bring real improvements in teaching quality and student learning.

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, Education & Development

Higher Education

Japanese universities rated highly for skills development

27 February 2018

A survey of university students in Japan reveals high levels of satisfaction with skills development but shows more work needs to be done in key areas that can significantly affect students’ higher education experience.

Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, Survey, Higher Education


Evaluating the impact of teaching assistants

22 February 2018

ACER assessments support research into evidence-based teaching and learning in England, as Mirkka Jokelainen explains.

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School

Higher Education

Architects model best practice in assessment

16 February 2018

A high-stakes registration exam for architects will be more transparent, consistent and fair, following a review led by ACER.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, Higher Education


Developing a professional learning community

08 February 2018

What exactly is a professional learning community and how can school leaders dependably measure how well their school matches its characteristics? Lawrence Ingvarson explains.

Quality & Standards, School