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Evaluating Australia’s investment in teachers in developing countries

25 September 2018

A study on Australia’s investments in teacher development in Vanuatu aims to effectively evaluate the impact of our aid spending.

Evaluation, School, Education & Development

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SEA-PLM survey preparations begin in SE Asia

18 September 2018

Field trials of a groundbreaking assessment program have concluded and preparations for the main survey are underway, reports ACER Research Director Jeaniene Spink.

Assessment, School, Education & Development

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Australian students motivated to achieve – but some more motivated than others

10 September 2018

A new report finds that Australian 15-year-olds may be more motivated to achieve than the majority of their OECD peers, but motivation is significantly affected by disadvantage.

Survey, School

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How evidence informs teaching and learning

27 August 2018

In a keynote address at Research Conference 2018, ACER CEO Professor Geoff Masters AO explored the theme of ‘evidence-based practice’ in teaching. He explains the phrase’s origins in medicine and what it means for education in his latest blog.

Assessment, Evaluation, School

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Research Conference 2018 closes in Sydney

17 August 2018

ACER’s Research Conference 2018 took place in Sydney in August, with leaders in education from around the globe coming together to explore the theme ‘Teaching practices that make a difference: Insights from research’.

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Early Childhood, School, Education & Development, Indigenous

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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