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New Thinking
New Thinking
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Time to rethink and re-imagine school reports

The findings of ACER’s research on Communicating Student Learning Progress predict an uncertain future place for the traditional semester report. Despite the effort, time and cost of reporting, there is scope to improve the clarity of information communicated about student learning achievement and progress.

Read the Findings in Brief.

Read the full report.

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New Thinking
New Thinking
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Does the old school report have a future?

School reports are an important but imperfect means of communicating progress. In part one of a series on ACER’s Communicating Student Learning Progress project, Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard examine the recent history of reporting in Australian schools and highlight some of the competing forces that have influenced current practices.

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New Metrics
New Metrics
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Learning progressions in ACER’s work

Learning progressions have garnered a lot of attention in recent times, both within Australia and internationally. Importantly, learning progressions are fundamental to ACER’s approach to assessment.

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New Thinking
New Thinking
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Continuous student reporting - the next step?

In part two of a series on ACER’s Communicating Student Learning Progress project, Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard examine recent trends and current reporting practices in schools including the growing use of electronic systems and tools.

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Hattie and Masters in conversation
Hattie and Masters in conversation

Tony Mackay AM sat down with Laureate Professor John Hattie and Professor Geoff Masters AO at the ACER Research Conference 2018 to discuss evidence-based teaching practices.

A podcast of the ‘in conversation’ session is available at Teacher.

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Growth goals and growth mindset in today’s classroom
Growth goals and growth mindset in today’s classroom

On Tuesday 7 August, the Melbourne Graduate School of Education Dean’s Lecture Series will be hosting Professor Andrew J. Martin from the University of New South Wales to explore two key strategies for pursuing a growth approach – growth mindset and growth goals.

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