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Supporting Timor-Leste’s capacity to assess teaching and learning

07 August 2018

A United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) project to evaluate Timor-Leste’s educational assessment capabilities has been completed, reports ACER Research Fellow Debbie Wong.

Assessment, School, Education & Development

School
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Who has the best access to teachers?

06 August 2018

The provision of teachers to advantaged and disadvantaged students in Australia needs further consideration, as Dr Sue Thomson discusses in this edited version of her latest column for Teacher.

Assessment, School

School
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Fewer teenagers plan on further study, with disadvantaged teens most at risk

01 August 2018

A smaller proportion of Australian teenagers are expecting to go to university or TAFE than they did 15 years ago, according to new research.

Student Engagement, Survey, School, Higher Education

School
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A new tool to monitor whole-school mental health promotion

16 July 2018

Research shows that the best student mental health outcomes happen when wellbeing programs are applied school-wide, yet there has been no simple, brief measure of implementation until now, reports ACER's Katherine Dix.

Student Engagement, Survey, School

Indigenous
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From inspiration to award win: Little J & Big Cuz’s journey to the Logies

09 July 2018

Following its 2018 Logie Award win, we take a look back at the ground-breaking children’s animation, Little J & Big Cuz.

Early Childhood, School, Indigenous

School
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The end of the semester report?

20 June 2018

In part two of its series on ACER’s Communicating Student Learning Progress project, Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard look at the trend in schools towards continuous online reporting in Teacher.

Assessment, Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, School