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Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019
Assessing creative thinking
ACER Senior Research Fellow Ray Philpot recently delivered a presentation on computer-based assessment of creative thinking at a symposium in Beijing, China.
Wednesday, 4 Sep 2019
Breadth and depth: must-haves in any vocabulary
Ahead of International Literacy Day on Sunday 8 September, we take a closer look at vocabulary skills and their role in literacy learning progress. ACER Principal Research Fellow and PAT test developer Prue Anderson reviews the research that informed the test design.
Friday, 9 Aug 2019
Celebrating ACER graduates at Research Conference 2019
Graduates of ACER courses received their awards at Research Conference 2019 in Melbourne in August.
Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019
TALIS 2018 international report published
The OECD has released the international report for the 2018 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS).
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Thursday, 10 Oct 2019
Unpacking ‘programmatic assessment’
A programmatic model of assessment can provide a more complete understanding of trainees’ knowledge and skills, but key aspects of the approach are often misunderstood.
Thursday, 13 Jun 2019
Preparing students for a changing world
Globalisation, technological advances and the changing nature of work all have far-reaching implications for the work of schools, says Professor Geoff Masters, speaking ahead of ACER’s Research Conference.
Friday, 7 Jun 2019
Finding the next top model
An international mathematical modelling competition is helping to produce students who can not only solve problems set by others, but are able to identify and address problems themselves.
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Friday, 2 Aug 2019
Understanding what fosters or hinders social and emotional skill development
Trials of a new measure of social and emotional skills from the OECD suggest countries will soon have access to internationally comparable information on the wellbeing of their students, delegates to Research Conference 2019 in Melbourne will hear on Monday.