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Sue Thomson and Kylie Hillman explain the significance of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, ahead of the release of results from the latest cycle.
Report cards’ report card: showing potential, but with room for improvement
ACER has been investigating how effective parents, teachers and students consider report cards to be, and the results reveal room for improvement.
Improving the national qualifications framework
ACER research is helping to ensure that Australia’s qualifications framework is adaptable to the changing nature of education, training and work.
Supporting early career teachers
The South Australian Department of Education engaged ACER to evaluate the effectiveness of its two-year Early Career Teacher Development program.
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.
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.