Essential Learning Metrics (ELMs) is part of ACER's range of evidence-based assessments that support schools in more than 70 countries to target their teaching and learning.

ELMs is easy to use, from administering the tests to interpreting results

Assessments aligned to the National Curriculum in England

Instantly measure knowledge, skills and understanding in English and Mathematics with reliable, research-based assessments for years 2–10.

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Instant, interactive reporting

Easily identify patterns and trends at the individual, class and school level with reliable and easy to read results. Pinpoint where pupils are in their learning journey – and what they need to progress.

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Powered by Progressive Achievement

Progressive Achievement is the idea that all learners can be supported to demonstrate progress, regardless of their starting point. It underpins much of ACER’s work, including the ELMs suite.

The Progressive Achievement approach 

Evidence-based, effective and reliable
5000 +

Schools using the Progressive Achievement approach

5.23m +

Progressive Achievement tests delivered

Designed by world leaders in education

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is globally renowned for its work in assessment, educational research and products and services that improve learning across the lifespan.

Since it was established in 1930, it has also built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policy makers and professional practitioners.

See how ELMs and the Progressive Achievement approach could work for your school.

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