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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

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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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Many Australian school students feel they ‘don’t belong’ in school: new research

06 June 2018

A report released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), the managers of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) in Australia, explores Australian students’ sense of belonging.

Assessment, Student Engagement, Survey, School

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Gathering student feedback on teaching quality

10 April 2018

Great teachers are always looking for ways to improve their practice, and the best source of feedback – their students – is right there in the classroom, says ACER Principal Research Fellow Dr Lawrence Ingvarson in Teacher.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, Survey, School

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Supporting school improvement at the system level

29 March 2018

Lawrence Ingvarson and Kate Reid explore the benefits of a system-wide approach to creating strong professional learning communities.

Quality & Standards, Survey, School

Higher Education
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Japanese universities rated highly for skills development

27 February 2018

A survey of university students in Japan reveals high levels of satisfaction with skills development but shows more work needs to be done in key areas that can significantly affect students’ higher education experience.

Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, Survey, Higher Education