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Little J & Big Cuz – supporting successful transitions to school

04 April 2019

An ACER study reveals how an animated TV series supports Indigenous children’s transition to school by improving pedagogical approaches and bolstering pride and identity in Indigenous children.

Student Engagement, Early Childhood, School, Indigenous,

Higher Education
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Supporting regional, rural and remote student transitions

01 April 2019

Darren Matthews reports on the development and piloting of an assessment of university support services for regional, rural and remote students on transition to university.

Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, Higher Education,

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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,

Higher Education
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A more accurate measure of the off-campus student experience

19 June 2018

ACER has helped to revise a key measure of learner engagement to more accurately survey the experiences of both on-campus and off-campus students. Darren Matthews reports.

Assessment, Student Engagement, Survey, Higher Education,

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The role of learning progressions in global scales

12 June 2018

ACER’s Jen Jackson, Ray Adams, Ursula Schwanter and Charlotte Waters look at the benefits of learning progressions for the international assessment community.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Student Engagement, School,