What TIMSS 2019 tells us about Australian students’ school preparedness

Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021

In a new video infographic based on data from the most recent Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), we delve deeper into the skills with which Australian students enter primary school, and a possible link with Year 4 maths performance. 

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The PAT Data Explorer – an exciting new way to report

Tuesday, 15 Jun 2021

The ACER School Assessments team recently introduced schools to the new capabilities offered by adaptive testing in two free webinars, ahead of the official release of PAT Adaptive assessments in Term 3 2021. 

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Ensuring excellent progress for every student at Research Conference 2021

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

This year sees the long-awaited return of Research Conference, following a hiatus in 2020 caused by the pandemic.

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Australian boys’ and girls’ enjoyment of reading

Thursday, 6 May 2021

PISA 2018 data shows the decline in Australian students’ reading achievement has occurred alongside a decline in their enjoyment of reading.

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Time to rethink A to E grading?

Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021

Schools use PAT to measure and describe student achievement. But how do we communicate learning progress to parents and carers? In a recent column for Teacher magazine, Professor Geoff Masters writes that A to E grades leave much to be desired.

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