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Research Developments from ACER


Quality & Standards


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


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


Hands on: Leading school improvement

19 July 2017

A collaborative approach by principals working closely with teachers in building and implementing programs for school improvement helps to develop a shared commitment and expansion of leadership capacity among all staff.

Evaluation, Literacy, Quality & Standards, School


Collaboration and courage key to coherent school improvement

12 July 2017

Effective school leaders have the knowledge and skills to pursue clear and agreed improvement goals – and the courage to fix problems along the way.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School


Implementing large-scale assessments in education

03 July 2017

A new book for education policymakers, researchers and practitioners investigates issues related to the inception, design, implementation and reporting of large-scale education assessments, as Geoff Masters explains.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, School, International

Higher Education

Supporting NDIS workforce trainers and assessors

30 June 2017

ACER is supporting the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme through research to improve trainer and assessor professional development.

Quality & Standards, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult