Time to reform educational assessment

Time to reform educational assessment

Monday, 18 Mar 2013

Significant reform is needed in the field of educational assessment, according to a review by Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

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Low SES student enrolment target may be within reach

Low SES student enrolment target may be within reach

Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013

New modelling by ACER shows Australia may be closer than previously thought to achieving its target of raising the proportion of undergraduate students from low socioeconomic backgrounds to 20 per cent by 2020. In the latest ACER Joining the Dots research briefing, Principal Research Fellow Dr Daniel Edwards explores the use of a new measure of socioeconomic status (SES) that is based on students’ prior residential address, rather that their address once attending university, to monitor the participation of underprivileged groups in higher education.

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International study reveals serious adult literacy and numeracy problems

International study reveals serious adult literacy and numeracy problems

Friday, 15 Feb 2013

Preliminary results from an OECD study released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today reveals that many adult Australians do not possess the literacy and numeracy skills necessary to participate fully in modern life and work.

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Philanthropic support: a big knowledge gap for schools

Philanthropic support: a big knowledge gap for schools

Monday, 11 Feb 2013

Schools are relying on fetes and other types of traditional fundraising while missing out on the financial and “in-kind” support available from philanthropic foundations and trusts, according to a survey by the Australian Council for Educational Research in partnership with The Ian Potter Foundation and the Origin Foundation.

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ACER releases results from latest international studies of student achievement

ACER releases results from latest international studies of student achievement

Thursday, 13 Dec 2012

Reports released on Tuesday by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) reveal disappointing results for Australia in the latest international study of mathematics and science achievement, and in Australia’s first ever international assessment of reading at primary school level.

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