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This study by ACER for the Smith Family found that family wealth has a weak affect on students' post-school plans. Gender, ability and vocational orientation are the most important factors influencing post-school plans. The report describes the post-school plans of a group of young Australians...
This Super Synthesis identifies which interventions have the greatest impact on student learning and education participation in developing country contexts.
In 2003 the federal government released an issues paper on the establishment of a National Institute for Quality Teaching and School Leadership. Responding to the proposal, ACER's Lawrence Ingvarson argues that it has great potential to strengthen teaching as a profession and, thereby, the quality...
Highly effective schools - that is, schools that achieve high standards regardless of gender, family backgrounds or socioeconomic status - have a number of features in common. Geoff Masters discusses these in this article.
This evaluation assessed the extent to which the Samoa School Fee Grant Scheme had reduced financial barriers to primary school enrolment and had increased retention, whether improved learning outcomes had been achieved through an enhanced quality of education, and if school performance had improved against...
This new report based on data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth questions whether completing Year 12 benefits all young people. Alfred Michael Dockery argues that alternative pathways and institutional arrangements need to be available to meet the varying needs, abilities and preferences of...
Evaluation of New Zealand Aid Programme support to the Curriculum Development Division of the Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development (Solomon Islands)
This evaluation assesses how effectively and efficiently the support New Zealand has provided to the Solomon Islands' Curriculum Development Division has delivered on its expected achievements, and how relevant the support is to improve access to, and the quality of, basic education.
ACER's Research Director of Early Childhood Education, Alison Elliott, recently contributed the following opinion article to Brisbane's Courier Mail newspaper regarding trends for suspending students from school.
The first phase of this project focused on collecting baseline data on the types of learning spaces, teaching practices and learning in Australian and New Zealand schools. This report outlines the survey of school leaders conducted in late 2016.
Disenchantment, disengagement, disappearance: Some recent statistics and a commentary on non-attendance in school
Graeme Withers examines statistics on school non-attendance, and makes recommendations for future data collection and policies.