Low literacy and numeracy skills hurt Australians and the economy

Low literacy and numeracy skills hurt Australians and the economy

Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013

The existence of large numbers of Australians with low literacy and numeracy skills has a negative impact on individuals, the economy and productivity, according to experts from ACER. Results from the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) were released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Developed with the support of ACER, the study assessed people aged 15-74 years in 25 countries in terms of proficiency in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving in a technology-rich environment.

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New report confirms decline in student achievement

New report confirms decline in student achievement

Thursday, 15 Aug 2013

A comprehensive new analysis from ACER has provided evidence beyond simple international rankings that the achievement levels of Australian students declined in the period 2000 to 2012. 

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Forging stronger school-community partnerships

Forging stronger school-community partnerships

Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013

More than 200 business and community leaders will become Principal for a Day in schools across Victoria tomorrow to gain a first-hand, behind-the-scenes experience of the strengths and challenges facing our schools every day.

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Are students emotionally ready to learn? ACER’s Research Conference 2013

Are students emotionally ready to learn? ACER’s Research Conference 2013

Sunday, 4 Aug 2013

Our developing understanding of how the brain learns suggests students’ emotional states can affect their predisposition to learn, delegates will hear at the annual research conference of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), How the Brain Learns: What lessons are there for teaching?

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Feedback for learning: ACER’s Research Conference 2013

Feedback for learning: ACER’s Research Conference 2013

Sunday, 4 Aug 2013

Delegates to the annual research conference of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on the theme How the Brain Learns: What lessons are there for teaching? will hear tomorrow how feedback affects learning.

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