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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.

Realistic expectations
Monday, 5 Mar 2018

Raising the bar for all students may work for high fliers, but different students need different achievement goals if we are to raise the attainment of all students.

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.

Registrations open for Australian STEM Video Game Challenge
Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018

The 2018 Australian STEM Video Game Challenge is now on.

Evaluating teacher professional development in Jordan
Friday, 16 Feb 2018

ACER India has won an evaluation project in Jordan funded by the  Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada

An ambition to improve
Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018

Understanding how to use assessments to track academic progress over time is helping educators support student learning.

ACER India achieves NEQMAP membership
Tuesday, 6 Feb 2018

ACER India has become a full member of UNESCO’s Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia-Pacific (NEQMAP).

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