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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.
The radical overhaul of Australia’s preschool sector will require better legislating for the sector and increasing the number of early childhood education teachers, according to this policy paper.
The paper summarises the current structure of preschool in Australian in contemplation of major policy shifts...
The case for increased second language learning in Australia is better grounded in the personal benefits to individual learners than in arguments about economic and social benefits according to this review.
Second language education is a subject of continual public debate in Australia, reflecting...
Using examples from the Melbourne Declaration on the Educational Goals for Young Australians and from work completed by ACER, this paper examines the challenges of measuring and improving the non-academic outcomes of schooling.
The paper outlines common difficulties encountered when defining non-academic outcomes...
A summary of Indigenous students’ results in international tests of reading, mathematical and scientific literacy suggests that initiatives to improve the education of Indigenous students have, to date, had little effect.
According to the report Indigenous students remain overrepresented at the lower levels and...
Lisa de Bortoli and John Cressell analyse the OECD/Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA 2000) data on Australian Indigenous students in comparison with other Australian students and in relation to other countries. They also examine some of the characteristics of the Indigenous students.
One of four reports commissioned by the Review of Funding for Schooling, this research examines the funding programs for dealing with disadvantaged (language, location, disability, economic) students.
This project set out to map the definition of educational need and disadvantage used in Australia by...
This submission discusses the new international research which identifies several steps that governments can take to enhance the quality of teaching and learning, and thus levels of student achievement and wellbeing, in primary and secondary schools.