Latest updates from ACER UK
Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019
ICILS 2018 International Report released
Results of the 2018 International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) have been released.
Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019
Assessing creative thinking
ACER Senior Research Fellow Ray Philpot recently delivered a presentation on computer-based assessment of creative thinking at a symposium in Beijing, China.
Wednesday, 4 Sep 2019
Breadth and depth: must-haves in any vocabulary
Ahead of International Literacy Day on Sunday 8 September, we take a closer look at vocabulary skills and their role in literacy learning progress. ACER Principal Research Fellow and PAT test developer Prue Anderson reviews the research that informed the test design.
Friday, 9 Aug 2019
Celebrating ACER graduates at Research Conference 2019
Graduates of ACER courses received their awards at Research Conference 2019 in Melbourne in August.
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Thursday, 24 Oct 2019
Supporting five Indian states in assessment reform
ACER India is supporting a program to build capacity for implementing assessments that generate strong evidence.
Thursday, 10 Oct 2019
Unpacking ‘programmatic assessment’
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.
Monday, 30 Sep 2019
Scottish national assessments inform next steps for learning
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.
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Friday, 2 Aug 2019
Understanding what fosters or hinders social and emotional skill development
Trials of a new measure of social and emotional skills from the OECD suggest countries will soon have access to internationally comparable information on the wellbeing of their students, delegates to Research Conference 2019 in Melbourne will hear on Monday.
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