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Aussie students equal fifth in financial literacy

24 May 2017

Sue Thomson reports on the achievement of Australia’s 15-year-olds in the latest PISA financial literacy assessment.

Assessment, Evaluation, Survey, School, International

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What do students really think about their teachers?

28 April 2017

Assessment helps us to understand how well our students are learning, but to help us understand the effectiveness of our teaching we need student feedback, as Lawrence Ingvarson explains.

Quality & Standards, Survey, School

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Indigenous students’ beliefs about science

10 April 2017

Research shows that Australia’s Indigenous 15-year-olds are more environmentally aware and have higher levels of belief in the value of science than their non-Indigenous peers. Lisa De Bortoli reports.

Survey, School, Indigenous

International
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Improving literacy and numeracy in the Pacific

19 December 2016

ACER is collaborating with member nations of the Pacific Community to address the common education challenges they face.

Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, Survey, School, International

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Young socialites: Australian Year 8 students embrace social media

14 July 2016

An international study of computer and information literacy reveals social media use is the most popular computer activity among Australian Year 8 students.

Digital Learning, Survey, School

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Equity and graduate outcomes

20 June 2016

Research to investigate the relationship between equity and graduate outcomes has found that patterns of disadvantage persist and paid work in the final year of study matters, Sarah Richardson reports.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Survey, Higher Education, Indigenous