We cultivate a global knowledge base for education system, school, principal and teacher improvement.

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Contemporary thinking around
teaching and educational reform

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Evidence-based high quality
improvement services and tools


We are a leader in transforming educational practice through research. We generate and disseminate new knowledge in school, system, principal and teacher improvement.

Capacity building

We partner with organisations of all sizes around the world and support education systems by aiding their development.

Services & Tools

Our approach delivers cohesive and evidence-based solutions that you can implement immediately, regardless of your starting point.

We are transforming educational practice

Explore our range of research-based tools for whole-of-system, school and school leader improvement.

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We equip leaders and policymakers around the world to make evidence-based decisions

ACER is recognised internationally as a provider of high-quality services and tools to assist education systems, schools and school leaders in their improvement journey. Our research-based tools provide a practical framework for the complex nature of system and school improvement.

National School Improvement Tool (NSIT)

The NSIT allows schools to identify areas for improvement and drive meaningful change. With expert guidance from ACER, you can use the NSIT to evaluate your current practices, and plan and monitor improvement over time.

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Education System Improvement Tool (ESIT)

The ESIT is a tool to guide whole-of-system improvement that can be coupled with expert review from our consultants to help optimise your improvement journey.

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Principal Performance Improvement Tool (PPIT)

Developed in conjunction with principals and system leaders, the PPIT helps leaders reflect on current practice and identify areas for improvement.

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Learn how to implement these tools in your organisation.

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Draw on our knowledge and expertise

We are available to support your improvement initiatives through consultancy, speaking engagements and more.

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Professor Geoff Masters AO

International expert in educational measurement and the CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Research.

Professor Pauline Taylor-Guy

Professor Pauline Taylor-Guy

Director of CSSI and an esteemed education scholar with particular interest in professional learning, education policy and literacy.

Our partners

Our partnerships generate new global knowledge that drives continual educational improvement.