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Research Developments from ACER


Quality & Standards

Higher Education

Designing assessment for radiopharmaceutical scientist training

16 February 2017

ACER is working with radiopharmaceutical scientists to develop fit-for-purpose progressive assessment practices for a new training program, as Jacob Pearce explains.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, Higher Education


How we can ‘lift our game’ in schooling

02 February 2017

Improving outcomes in education may be achieved not by pursuing them directly, but as a ‘side-effect’ of an unwavering dedication to the larger educational purpose.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, School


Counting the costs and benefits in transition to a digital world

25 January 2017

Juliette Mendelovits and Ling Tan compare the results of paper and online tests.

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

Higher Education

Improving university admissions in PNG

12 January 2017

ACER is helping a Papua New Guinea university to make more informed decisions about offering places in their courses.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, Higher Education


School improvement and a strong professional learning community

06 January 2017

School leaders and teachers are improving the quality of teaching and student outcomes by strengthening their school as a professional learning community. Lawrence Ingvarson explains how.

Assessment, Community Partnerships, Quality & Standards, School


TIMSS: What it will take to lift maths and science learning?

29 November 2016

The latest international survey shows that Australian students’ mathematics and science achievement levels continue to slide. So what it will take to lift them?

Assessment, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School