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Year 4 literacy improves, but more to be done: PIRLS
Tuesday, 5 Dec 2017

Results from the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) show that the literacy achievement of Australian Year 4 students has improved on average, but not for students with the lowest literacy skills.

Junior game designers create a reaction at PAX
Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017

Gaming industry experts have commended the winners of the 2017 Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, which this year required students as young as 10 years old to design and build a video game addressing the theme ‘reaction’.

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VET and learner choice
Vocational & Adult
Monday, 23 Oct 2017

New research explores the drivers influencing VET student behaviour and their impact on choice of provider and course in a competitive training market, as Justin Brown explains.

Teacher attrition: What’s the real picture?
Thursday, 18 Jan 2018

Claims that half of Australian early career teachers are leaving the profession are not as robust as they might seem, new analysis reveals.

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.

Three new year’s resolutions to enhance your teaching career
Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018

With the new school year approaching fast, now is the perfect time to reflect on your career goals and what you want from the year ahead. Here are three resolutions to inspire you.

The future of assessment is coming. Are you ready?
Monday, 18 Dec 2017

As students across Australia receive their end-of-year results, teachers are facing a new era in assessment. Are you ready?

ACER releases PIRLS 2016 national report
Tuesday, 5 Dec 2017

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) released the PIRLS 2016 national report at 8pm AEDT on Tuesday 5 December 2017.

‘Little J & Big Cuz’ wins Best Children’s TV Program
Friday, 1 Dec 2017

Little J & Big Cuz, the first animated kids show to feature Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their culture, has been declared Best Children’s Television Program at the 2017 SAE ATOM Awards.

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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