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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.

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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,

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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,

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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.

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PISA explained

02 December 2019

Sue Thomson and Kylie Hillman explain the significance of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, ahead of the release of results from the latest cycle.

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Report cards’ report card: showing potential, but with room for improvement

19 November 2019

ACER has been investigating how effective parents, teachers and students consider report cards to be, and the results reveal room for improvement.

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