ACER’s education and development research program focuses on conducting and supporting research that aims to improve student learning in the development context.

Our research

Over 80 years ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policy makers and professional practitioners in Australia and internationally. Our research is concerned with building evidence on how student learning can be improved. ACER is well placed to bring an academically rigorous and research-based orientation to the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals focus on measuring learning outcomes. Much of our research work is utilised directly by commissioning organisations, although some reports are made available in the public domain.

Bangladesh Study on Interactive Teaching

Bangladesh Study on Interactive Teaching

2011

Central, East and South Asia,  India,  Indonesia,  Malaysia,  United Kingdom,  Early and Basic Education,  School-based Reform,  Teacher Education, 

Assessment Consultancy, Uganda

Assessment Consultancy, Uganda

2014

Africa,  India,  Indonesia,  Malaysia,  United Kingdom,  Assessment,  Early and Basic Education, 

Investing in Teachers

Investing in Teachers

2014–2015

Global,  United Kingdom,  Teacher Education, 

Australian Aid Program Education Resource Facility (ERF)

Australian Aid Program Education Resource Facility (ERF)

2009−2015

Global,  Indonesia,  Malaysia,  United Kingdom,  Assessment,  Capacity Building,  Curriculum Analysis,  Early and Basic Education,  Higher and Vocational Education,  School-based Reform,  Teacher Education, 

Education Analytics Service (EAS)

Education Analytics Service (EAS)

2016–2019

Global,  Indonesia,  Malaysia,  United Kingdom,  Assessment,  Capacity Building,  Curriculum Analysis,  Early and Basic Education,  Higher and Vocational Education,  School-based Reform,  Teacher Education, 

Australian Awards Global Tracer Facility

Australian Awards Global Tracer Facility

2016–2019

Global,  India,  Indonesia,  Malaysia,  United Kingdom,  Higher and Vocational Education, 

Monitoring Trends in Educational Growth (MTEG)

Monitoring Trends in Educational Growth (MTEG)

2012−2014

Central, East and South Asia,  India,  Indonesia,  Malaysia,  United Kingdom,  Assessment,  School-based Reform, 

Technical support for Indian RMSA National Achievement Survey India (RMSA)

Technical support for Indian RMSA National Achievement Survey India (RMSA)

2013-2016

Central, East and South Asia,  India,  United Kingdom,  Assessment, 

Social Norms Review

Social Norms Review

2011−2012

Africa,  Central, East and South Asia,  India,  Indonesia,  Malaysia,  United Kingdom,  School-based Reform, 

Best Practice Teaching and Learning Model for African Refugee Students

Best Practice Teaching and Learning Model for African Refugee Students

2014-2015

Africa,  India,  Indonesia,  Malaysia,  United Kingdom,  School-based Reform, 

South Africa - Formative Evaluation of Workbooks and Textbooks

South Africa - Formative Evaluation of Workbooks and Textbooks

2012−2013

Africa,  India,  United Kingdom,  Curriculum Analysis,  Early and Basic Education, 

R4D – Process and Impact Evaluation: Citizen-led Assessments

R4D – Process and Impact Evaluation: Citizen-led Assessments

2014−2015

Africa,  India,  Indonesia,  Malaysia,  United Kingdom,  Assessment, 

Sector mapping of girls’ Education in Malawi

Sector mapping of girls’ Education in Malawi

2016

Africa,  India,  United Kingdom,  Early and Basic Education, 

Assessment in early Grade Numeracy and Reading (ECOL)

Assessment in early Grade Numeracy and Reading (ECOL)

2014−2015

Africa,  United Kingdom,  Assessment,  Early and Basic Education, 

Improving children’s education in Eastern and Southern Africa

Improving children’s education in Eastern and Southern Africa Region

2014−2015

Africa,  United Kingdom,  Assessment,  Early and Basic Education, 

Zimbabwe Early Learning Assessment – Phase One and Two (ZELA)

Zimbabwe Early Learning Assessment – Phase One and Two (ZELA)

2012–2015

Africa,  United Kingdom,  Assessment,  Early and Basic Education, 

Financing TVET in the Pacific

Financing TVET in the Pacific

2012-2014

Indonesia,  Malaysia,  Pacific,  United Kingdom,  Higher and Vocational Education, 

Monitoring and Evaluation - Vanuatu Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Monitoring and Evaluation - Vanuatu Technical and Vocational Education and Training

2013−2016

Indonesia,  Malaysia,  Pacific,  United Kingdom,  Higher and Vocational Education, 

Pacific Benchmarking for Educational Results (PaBER) initiative

Pacific Benchmarking for Educational Results (PaBER) initiative

2014−2016

Indonesia,  Malaysia,  Pacific,  United Kingdom,  Assessment,  School-based Reform, 

Strengthening Regional Education Assessment Project (PILNA)

Strengthening Regional Education Assessment Project (PILNA)

2015–2016

Indonesia,  Malaysia,  Pacific,  United Kingdom,  Assessment,  Capacity Building, 

Evaluation of ICT in Education in Papua

Evaluation of ICT in Education in Papua

2014−2015

Indonesia,  Malaysia,  South East Asia,  United Kingdom,  School-based Reform, 

Teacher Absenteeism in Indonesia

Teacher Absenteeism in Indonesia

2014−2015

Indonesia,  Malaysia,  South East Asia,  United Kingdom,  Teacher Education, 

Technical consultancy in Assessment for Puspendik Indonesia

Technical consultancy in Assessment for Puspendik Indonesia

2015−2017

Indonesia,  Malaysia,  United Kingdom,  Assessment,  Capacity Building, 

Situational Analysis - Burma Public Expenditure Review Report

Situational Analysis - Burma Public Expenditure Report Review

2015

India,  Indonesia,  Malaysia,  South East Asia,  United Kingdom,  Capacity Building, 

Student Learning Outcomes in Primary Education in PDR Laos

Student Learning Outcomes in Primary Education in PDR Laos

2014−2015

Indonesia,  Malaysia,  South East Asia,  United Kingdom,  Curriculum Analysis,  Early and Basic Education,  School-based Reform, 

Basic Education Specialist consultancy – Timor Leste

Basic Education Specialist consultancy – Timor Leste

2015−2017

Indonesia,  Malaysia,  South East Asia,  United Kingdom,  Capacity Building,  School-based Reform,  Teacher Education, 

Philippines Early Childhood Care and Development Longitudinal Study

Philippines Early Childhood Care and Development Longitudinal Study

2014–2018

Indonesia,  Malaysia,  South East Asia,  United Kingdom,  Early and Basic Education, 

Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM)

Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM)

2014–2016

India,  Indonesia,  Malaysia,  South East Asia,  United Kingdom,  Assessment,  Capacity Building,  Early and Basic Education,