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Australian students motivated to achieve – but some more motivated than others
Monday, 10 Sep 2018

A new report shows Australian students are highly motivated to achieve, but that motivation is negatively affected by disadvantage.

Australian Principal Certification moves to ACER
Tuesday, 28 Aug 2018

It was announced today that ACER will take over management of the only national certification for principals in Australia.

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Assessing adult numeracy
Vocational & Adult
Monday, 20 Aug 2018

An ACER numeracy expert is taking a lead role in the development of the next international survey of adult skills.

Australian students motivated to achieve – but some more motivated than others
Monday, 10 Sep 2018

A new report finds that Australian 15-year-olds may be more motivated to achieve than the majority of their OECD peers, but motivation is significantly affected by disadvantage.

From inspiration to award win: Little J & Big Cuz’s journey to the Logies
Monday, 9 Jul 2018

Following its 2018 Logie Award win, we take a look back at the ground-breaking children’s animation, Little J & Big Cuz.

SEA-PLM survey preparations begin in SE Asia
Education & Development
Tuesday, 18 Sep 2018

Field trials of a groundbreaking assessment program have concluded and preparations for the main survey are underway, reports ACER Research Director Jeaniene Spink.

ACER India launches International Professional Learning Programme 2018
Friday, 21 Sep 2018

Registrations are now open for an exciting new professional learning program run by ACER India.

ACER Malaysia signs MoA with local partner EMIR Research
Thursday, 20 Sep 2018

ACER and EMIR have announced their intention to collaborate on educational research projects in Malaysia.

New learning for maths teachers improves results for primary students
Wednesday, 5 Sep 2018

A maths program puts primary school students two months ahead of their peers, according to the results of an independent randomised controlled trial.

Little J & Big Cuz wins an AWGIE Award
Friday, 31 Aug 2018

At a ceremony in Sydney last night, writer Erica Glynn received a top writing prize.

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