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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.

Gender equality the winner in student video game coding challenge
Friday, 26 Oct 2018

For the first time, equal proportions of male and female winners have been revealed in the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge.

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Assessing adult numeracy
Vocational & Adult
Monday, 20 Aug 2018

An ACER numeracy expert is taking a lead role in the development of the next international survey of adult skills.

Australian 15-year-olds anxious about schoolwork
Monday, 26 Nov 2018

Australian students reported higher levels of schoolwork-related anxiety than the OECD average, with 65 per cent worrying they will get poor grades at school, according to an ACER report.

Celebrating the research of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
Monday, 3 Dec 2018

ACER’s Australian Journal of Education (AJE) has published a Special Issue highlighting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s scholarly work.

Evaluating Australia’s investment in teachers in developing countries
Education & Development
Tuesday, 25 Sep 2018

A study on Australia’s investments in teacher development in Vanuatu aims to effectively evaluate the impact of our aid spending.

How to gain employer support for your postgraduate course
Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018

You want to undertake professional development, but how do you convince your employer the investment is worthwhile?

Why Studying Rasch Measurement is a Smart Career Move
Monday, 10 Dec 2018

Why Rasch? Here's everything you need to know about this essential measurement model.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Postgrad Course
Thursday, 8 Nov 2018

Contemplating studying a postgraduate course? With so many institutions, and even more courses, choosing a postgraduate program can be daunting.

5 Ways a Graduate Certificate of Education Keeps Your Career Moving
Monday, 5 Nov 2018

Have you ever had that frustrating feeling that you're on a career plateau? Or that your career is moving sideways, not up? If you want to keep your career moving, education needs to be a constant in your life.

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