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In the past decade there has been a growing perception in Australia that girls have become more successful pursuing their educational goals than boys - especially in educational outcomes relating to literacy.
In addition there is evidence from a range of...
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...
The latest international assessment of students’ mathematical, scientific and reading literacy – the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) – shows that the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students has remained the same for the last decade. In short, Indigenous 15-year-olds remain approximately two-and-a-half years...
This report presents the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 assessment for Australia.
PISA seeks to measure how well young adults at age 15 (and, therefore, near the end of compulsory schooling in most participating education...
Abstract: The case studies in this booklet illustrate the creative ways in which Australian schools are responding to local needs by establishing and building partnerships with community organisations and businesses. These partnerships have been formed to share resources, both human and material. They are...
This report presents the results of two projects examining Indigenous Children's language development.
This report presents the results of administration of the Who Am I ? and the Renfrew Word Finding Vocabulary Test for the LSIC Wave 2 data collection 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...