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.
Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019
Meet the PAT team: Jim Spithill
The team behind ACER's Progressive Achievement (PAT) suite are education professionals dedicated to delivering the best possible PAT experience. Meet one of them: Research Fellow and test developer Jim Spithill.
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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Saturday, 7 Sep 2019
Developing capacity in formative assessment
ACER designed and facilitated a NEQMAP workshop to build formative assessment capacity in education systems in the Asia-Pacific. Doug McCurry and Stewart Monckton report.
Thursday, 5 Sep 2019
Using evidence to make a difference to young children’s learning
ACER has reviewed the effectiveness of early childhood education and care interventions in low and middle-income countries to support decision-makers and project teams to plan future interventions. Kashfee Ahmed reports.
Thursday, 29 Aug 2019
Gender disparity in STEM: Evidence from India
Performance gaps in mathematics and science between India’s girls and boys grow as students proceed from primary to secondary level, Abha Bhagat and R Vijayaraghavan report.
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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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