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New edition of PAT Science in 2023

New edition of PAT Science in 2023

Wednesday, 30 Nov 2022

A new edition of PAT Science will be available in January 2023. This 2nd edition includes new content and new ways to report, as well as updated curriculum mapping and norms.

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Open access course to support teachers’ use of data for learning

Open access course to support teachers’ use of data for learning

Tuesday, 8 Nov 2022

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has just launched its first open access course in partnership with the digital learning platform FutureLearn.

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E-ATP 2022 - How to use data gathered from formative assessments to inform learning

E-ATP 2022 - How to use data gathered from formative assessments to inform learning

Friday, 4 Nov 2022

Helen Claydon and Dr Sladana Krstic presented at the E-ATP conference this year on how schools can better use data gathered from formative assessments.

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Major projects of the ACER Foundation include the School Readiness Initiative for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and the Australian STEM Video Games Challenge.

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Established in 1930, ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policy makers and professional practitioners

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