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Assessing our students - are we asking the right questions?

Assessing our students - are we asking the right questions?

Monday, 15 Aug 2022

Attendees at ACER’s Research Conference 2022 will hear from experts and practitioners on what is possible when assessment is reimagined.

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Understanding learning gaps for system transformation

Understanding learning gaps for system transformation

Monday, 1 Aug 2022

In 2021, in a world first, ACER, with the Australian Government-funded INOVASI program and the Indonesian Ministry of Education Culture, Research and Technology, mapped the learning gaps of Indonesian students against international benchmarks. We now have clear directions for students’ learning recovery.

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How PAT Adaptive and the PAT Data Explorer have the potential to transform assessment

How PAT Adaptive and the PAT Data Explorer have the potential to transform assessment

Wednesday, 27 Jul 2022

Senior Project Director Toby Newton discusses the development of the internationally recognised assessment and reporting suite, and how it has been designed to better support students and teachers.

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