Geoff Masters

Geoff Masters is Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).  In this role he maintains his professional interest in educational assessment and school improvement, and has been invited to undertake numerous reviews for governments. His most recent work includes Australian Education Review number 57, Reforming Educational Assessment: Imperatives, principles and challenges, released in March, and the development of the National School Improvement Tool endorsed by Australia's Commonwealth, state and territory Ministers of Education in December 2012. Professor Masters is an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, and has served on a range of bodies, including terms as founding President of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association; President of the Australian College of Educators; Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee for the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA); Chair of the Technical Advisory Group for the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA); member of the Business Council of Australia’s Education, Skills and Innovation Taskforce; member of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO (and Chair of the Commission’s Education Network); and member of the International Baccalaureate Research Committee.