Indigenous TV series supports ready children, ready families and ready schools

Indigenous TV series supports ready children, ready families and ready schools

Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017

Ground-breaking new television series Little J & Big Cuz, the first animated kids show to feature Indigenous Australians and their culture, is arriving in homes and classrooms to support successful transitions to school for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

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Full TIMSS and PISA results: Time to address disadvantage is now

Full TIMSS and PISA results: Time to address disadvantage is now

Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017

Two reports released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) confirm that the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students has barely narrowed over the past 15 years.

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National assessment of learning progress for children in Scotland

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.

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Latest PISA results: Australia at the crossroad

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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Wake up call: international study shows student achievement flat-lines

Wake up call: international study shows student achievement flat-lines

Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016

A report released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on the latest international study of mathematics and science achievement reveals no improvement in the performance of Australian students.

  • Australia was outperformed by 21 countries in Year 4 mathematics and 17 countries in Year 4 science, and by 12 countries in Year 8 mathematics and 14 countries in Year 8 science.
  • Australian performances in mathematics and science have largely stagnated over the past 20 years.
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