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Creativity the winner in student video game coding challenge
Thursday, 10 Oct 2019

Winners of the 2019 Australian STEM Video Game Challenge will be recognised at a ceremony at gaming convention PAX Aus this weekend.

Principal For A Day
Thursday, 29 Aug 2019

The 19th annual Principal For A Day takes place on Tuesday 3 September

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Supporting early career teachers
Friday, 18 Oct 2019

The South Australian Department of Education engaged ACER to evaluate the effectiveness of its two-year Early Career Teacher Development program.

Unpacking ‘programmatic assessment’
Higher Education
Thursday, 10 Oct 2019

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.

Children’s mental health – an asset for learning
Thursday, 3 Oct 2019

A recent study expands our understanding of what early skills help children to thrive at school, showing positive mental health is an asset for learning.

Scottish national assessments inform next steps for learning
Monday, 30 Sep 2019

ACER works with the Scottish Government, in partnership with Twig and SCHOLAR, to develop and deliver assessments of literacy and numeracy learning progress. Since 2017, more than one million assessments have been completed by learners throughout Scotland.

Large-scale online assessment in Indonesia
Friday, 18 Oct 2019

Dr Urip Purwono, Adviser to ACER Indonesia, recently discussed Indonesia’s University Entrance Test in an interview with Teacher.

PEMANDU – A Study on Students’ Numerical Proficiency presentation at the Education Office, DKI Jakarta Province
Saturday, 12 Oct 2019

ACER’s Dr Jarrod Hingston recently presented the results of a study of primary students in Jakarta.

Meet the PAT Team: Daniel O’Loughlin
Monday, 30 Sep 2019

The team behind PAT come from all walks of life and bring with them a wealth of experience. This month, we're meeting Daniel O'Loughlin, head of ACER's School Engagement program.

ACER Research Director Catherine McClellan to visit Jakarta
Thursday, 19 Sep 2019

Dr Catherine McClellan, ACER's Director of Assessment and Psychometric Research, will visit Indonesia to speak at a number of events in Jakarta from 23-25 September 2019.

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