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Canberra students ace international maths challenge
Thursday, 28 Jun 2018

A team from Radford College in Canberra has taken the top honour in the 2018 International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C).

Research shows many Australian students feel they ‘don’t belong’ in school
Thursday, 7 Jun 2018

Large-scale surveys measure more than academic achievement – they can also tell us how Australian students feel about school. A new ACER report shows many students feel they 'don't belong' in school.

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Improving confidence in expert judgements in medical specialty examinations
Vocational & Adult
Tuesday, 22 May 2018

ACER is helping to set performance standards and improve examiner consistency in examinations for medical specialty colleges, report Daniel Urbach and Jacob Pearce.

A new tool to monitor whole-school mental health promotion
Monday, 16 Jul 2018

Research shows that the best student mental health outcomes happen when wellbeing programs are applied school-wide, yet there has been no simple, brief measure of implementation until now, reports ACER's Katherine Dix.

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.

A more accurate measure of the off-campus student experience
Education & Development
Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018

ACER has helped to revise a key measure of learner engagement to more accurately survey the experiences of both on-campus and off-campus students. Darren Matthews reports.

ACER takes part in 2018 UNLEASH Innovation Lab
Tuesday, 3 Jul 2018

ACER research officer Bethany Davies recently took part in an important event that attempts to find solutions to real-world problems.

Little J & Big Cuz wins a Logie!
Monday, 2 Jul 2018

Our children's TV show about Indigenous kids, Little J & Big Cuz, is the winner of a 2018 Logie Award.

Teachers, are you using these assessment methods?
Thursday, 28 Jun 2018

There are many types of educational assessments to choose from. Which one is right for you?

The ACER Graduate Certificate of Education: your questions answered
Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018

With the deadline for enrolments for the ACER Graduate Certificate of Education: Assessment of Student Learning fast approaching, we answer your questions

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