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Research Developments from ACER



Higher Education

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


Family fun the key to a good life in adolescence

22 January 2018

New research has highlighted the benefits of a supportive family and school environment for adolescents’ life satisfaction.

Student Engagement, Survey, School


Teacher attrition: What’s the real picture?

18 January 2018

Claims that half of Australian early career teachers are leaving the profession are not as robust as they might seem, new analysis reveals.

Evaluation, Survey, School, Higher Education


Active and informed: National Assessment Program – Civics and Citizenship report

14 December 2017

A new study shows that Year 10 students’ civics and citizenship knowledge has fallen, but participation in civics and citizenship activity has increased. Julian Fraillon and Eveline Gebhardt report.

Assessment, Student Engagement, Survey, School

Education & Development

Civic students: International Civic and Citizenship Education Study report

07 November 2017

Results from the latest international study of civic and citizenship education have found students’ knowledge in this learning domain is increasing in many countries.

Evaluation, Survey, School

Higher Education

Graduate outcomes for disadvantaged students

21 August 2017

Increased access to higher education has not necessarily resulted in equal success after graduation, according to a recent journal article.

Survey, Higher Education