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What employers really want

18 October 2017

New research investigates whether vocational training focuses on the skills employers value most.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult

International
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Improving girls’ education in Malawi

10 October 2017

A holistic and collaborative evidence-based approach is needed to address educational gender disparities in Malawi, as Sally Robertson explains.

Quality & Standards, School, International

School
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Future directions for Year 12 assessment

15 September 2017

Doug McCurry explores whether contradictory concerns about senior secondary schooling in Australia can be lessened or even resolved.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, School

International
RD

Super synthesis: Evidence of what works in education for development

30 August 2017

A synthesis of research evidence identifies the impact of interventions that offer high value in meeting education’s greatest challenges in development contexts, as Jeaniene Spink explains.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, International

International
RD

What impact? Professional learning in Timor Leste

10 August 2017

ACER’s work in Timor Leste is seeking to identify the impact of professional learning and mentoring on students’ learning outcomes over time, as Adeola Capel explains.

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, International

School
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Data-driven improvement in schools

26 July 2017

School improvement depends on leaders who set an explicit improvement agenda, but also on using data effectively to monitor and evaluate programs and student outcomes.

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School