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National assessment of learning progress for children in Scotland
Tuesday, 13 Dec 2016

As part of the Scottish Government’s National Improvement Framework for Scottish Education, the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) through ACER UK will deliver national standardised assessments in Scotland from August 2017. ACER UK will work in partnership with SCHOLAR and Twig.

Latest PISA results: Australia at the crossroad
Tuesday, 6 Dec 2016

A report released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on the science, reading and mathematics skills of Australian 15-year-olds indicates not only that Australia is slipping backwards relative to other countries, but that we are getting worse at preparing our students for the everyday challenges of adult life.

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Improving our understanding of learner choice in VET
Vocational & Adult
Wednesday, 30 Mar 2016

Research now underway aims to shed more light on what we know about the choices of young people when navigating the VET environment, as Justin Brown explains.

How we can ‘lift our game’ in schooling
Thursday, 2 Feb 2017

Improving outcomes in education may be achieved not by pursuing them directly, but as a ‘side-effect’ of an unwavering dedication to the larger educational purpose.

Measuring Indigenous childhood development in remote Australia
Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017

Through its involvement in the Science of Learning Research Centre, ACER is supporting research to investigate the accuracy of a tool that measures the developmental status of young children in remote Indigenous Australian contexts.

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 media contacts

ACER has extensive expertise in educational research and assessment nationally and internationally and can provide media comment that is authoritative and nonaligned.

ACER media spokespeople who are widely recognised as experts in their fields can provide evidence-based and well-informed commentary on a wide range of education subjects about which we have conducted research. ACER does not provide opinion-based commentary.

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