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Rediscovering the joy of formal learning: case study
When Raelene Maxworthy signed up to one of ACER’s online professional learning courses, her anxiety about returning to formal study after a 20-year break nearly derailed her plans altogether.
Putting assessment to the test
Greg Esposito wanted to know more about assessment. As deputy principal of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Parish School, he had a desire to understand how tests work and how to ensure they are accurate and relevant.
Selecting teaching resources that meet student needs: a guide
The research shows that learning is optimised when students are challenged at the appropriate level, with tasks that are not so easy that they become disengaged or so hard that they’re disheartened and lose confidence, says ACER's Daniel O'Loughlin.
How data can create certainty in uncertain times
As this period of uncertainty – with students dispersed and traditional schooling disrupted – comes to an end, quality data are more important than ever.
Improving tertiary admissions in uncertain times
Aptitude testing is an effective tool for university admissions when school achievement results are unavailable or insufficient.
Q&A: Using ISA data to inform teaching at Southbank International School’s Kensington campus
Southbank International School teacher Stefanie Waterman discusses how their school has been using the International Schools’ Assessment (ISA) for over a decade to inform their teaching and programming.