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Education ministries throughout the world are integrating educational assessment into their education reform processes. Education reform is not a straight-line activity, and assessment can both inform the discussion on policy reform and give an indication of the effectiveness of policies that have...
There is no shortage of challenges in school education. Some of the biggest challenges we face can appear frustratingly intractable. Despite reform efforts, regular government reviews and ongoing calls for change, progress in addressing our most significant challenges is often slow and solutions continue to...
This paper presents results from a systematic review of 68 studies that examined the link between participation in large-scale assessment programs of students’ learning and education policy in 32 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
This report presents the results of an assessment of reading, writing and mathematical literacy of Class 6 students in 13 provinces in Afghanistan in relation to the gender of students.
The purpose of the Monitoring Trends in Educational Growth of is...
In his opening address to the 2014 ACER research conference Education Minister Christopher Pine discusses the four pillars of the Students First framework: quality teaching, school autonomy, engaging parents in education and strengthening the curriculum, as his strategy for improving educational achievement in Australia....
The main findings of this report are based on the outcomes from the National Research Student Survey (NRSS) conducted in June 2010 across 38 of the 39 universities in Australia.
In total 11,710 Higher Degree by Research students (those enrolled in...
This publication highlights ACER’s contributions to Indigenous Educational research over the past decade. This contribution has included research, policy analysis, program evaluation, professional development, and the development of assessment tools and other resources.
This report provides evidence beyond simple international rankings that the achievement levels of Australian students declined in the period 2000 to 2012.
Over the past two decades there has been an increase in the attention given to education policy, practice and...
This report reviews research into assessment, especially in schools, analyses the pivotal role of assessment in learning and argues for its reconceptualisation by practitioners and policy makers to better support learning.
Section 1 outlines some current pressures for assessment reform, introduces the concept of...
LLEAP – Leading Learning in Education and Philanthropy helps take the guesswork out of philanthropy in education so outcomes for learners most in need in schools and communities throughout Australia can be improved.
LLEAP began because of a widespread view that effective engagement of...