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Ranking universities on student equity performance

06 February 2020

A study exploring methods for assessing higher education equity performance has highlighted the subjective nature of ranking systems.

Quality & Standards, Higher Education,

Education & Development
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A new toolkit to analyse national learning assessment systems

31 January 2020

Following successful pilots in Ethiopia, Mauritania and Vietnam, the Global Partnership for Education and ACER have launched a resource for countries to analyse and improve their learning assessment systems.

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

Education & Development
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Supporting examination reform in Nepal

24 January 2020

ACER is helping to ensure that school assessment in Nepal focuses on testing higher order thinking skills.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School, Education & Development,

Education & Development
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Supporting high-quality assessment in Bhutan

17 January 2020

ACER India has conducted a series of workshops to increase Bhutan’s expertise in national assessment item development, questionnaire design and sampling procedures. Anu Radha Sharma reports.

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

Education & Development
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Investing in teacher development: Building an evidence base in Lao PDR

09 December 2019

A four year study in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is investigating the extent to which investment in teacher development improves teaching quality and student literacy in Lao language.

Literacy, Quality & Standards, Survey, School, Education & Development,

School
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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.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School,