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Scottish national assessment supports children and young people’s learning progress
Tuesday, 3 Oct 2017

As part of the Scottish Government’s National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan for Scottish Education, every child in P1, P4, P7 and S3 will now undertake national standardised assessments covering aspects of reading, writing and numeracy over the course of the academic year.

Joined-up: School support for children with autism
Thursday, 7 Sep 2017

A new program to benefit children with autism launched today at the fifth Asia Pacific Autism Conference at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

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What employers really want
Vocational & Adult
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017

New research investigates whether vocational training focuses on the skills employers value most.

Single-sex schooling and achievement outcomes
Thursday, 28 Sep 2017

Analysis of NAPLAN numeracy and reading data reveals that single-sex schools on average provide no better value-add over time than coeducational schools, as Katherine Dix explains.

Looking for the X factors in Indigenous early education
Wednesday, 2 Aug 2017

Early education for Indigenous students should begin from a place of strength, by focusing on students’ potential, interests, abilities, knowledge and capacities, rather than their limits.

Teacher absenteeism in Indonesia
Monday, 16 Mar 2015

A comprehensive new study reveals that teacher absenteeism in Indonesia is declining, and provides evidence for policy makers focused on improving teaching and learning, as Phil McKenzie explains.

ACER staffer ‘stars’ at 2017 Australian Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards
Friday, 13 Oct 2017

ACER India’s Jennifer Star is the winner of 2017 Australian Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards

ACER at UNLEASH Innovation Lab
Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017

ACER’s Sally Robertson and Jennifer Star attended the UNLEASH Innovation Lab in Denmark in August.

Learning Assessment of Secondary Institutions project in Bangladesh
Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017

ACER India signs contract for Learning Assessment for Secondary Institutions project in Dhaka.

ACER India hosts research interns
Monday, 7 Aug 2017

ACER India farewells research interns from local universities hosted as part of the inaugural ACER India Summer Internship Program.

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