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2019 Australian maths modelling challenge winners
Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Australia’s two top entries in this year’s International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C) have been announced.

Australian students more anxious about schoolwork
Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018

Indigenous, female, migrant and low-SES students are the most anxious about their schoolwork, according to a new look at PISA data.

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A knowledge portal on learning assessments for South Asia
Education & Development
Thursday, 27 Jun 2019

ACER in collaboration with Community Systems Foundation is building a knowledge portal on learning assessments for South Asia. Sanjay Tripathi reports.

Understanding Australian maths and science teachers’ job satisfaction
Thursday, 13 Jun 2019

International survey data suggests teacher satisfaction levels are lower in secondary school than in primary school.

Preparing students for a changing world
Thursday, 13 Jun 2019

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.

Finding the next top model
Friday, 7 Jun 2019

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.

TALIS 2018 international report published
Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019

The OECD has released the international report for the 2018 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS).

Westmead Feelings Program wins award
Monday, 8 Apr 2019

A program designed to help children with autism express and manage their emotions has been honoured by Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect).

Making a difference to educational disadvantage
Tuesday, 2 Apr 2019

The ACER Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Australian Council for Educational Research, has helped support schooling in the Kingdom of Lesotho.

ACER Deputy CEO wins international research award
Friday, 29 Mar 2019

A research paper about Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) co-authored by ACER Deputy CEO Ralph Saubern has received a prestigious award at the 2019 Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE) conference in Las Vegas.

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