PAT Insights

Explore the world of Progressive Achievement. The videos, articles, infographics and teaching resources shared here will help you get the most out of PAT.

5 reasons I always get children picture books for Christmas

Friday, 10 Jan 2020

In this article in The Conversation, University of Canberra associate professor Kim Simoncini shares the research on the impact of picture books on childhood literacy, maths and science performance, and social and emotional skills acquisition. Remember: books aren't just for Christmas...

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PAT Schools Talk: How problem-solving skills bring benefits beyond the classroom

Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019

We know it's important to teach students problem-solving skills. In this video, educators share their experience of incorporating problem-solving into early years maths teaching, and how it brought benefits to students beyond the school gates.

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A look back at PAT in 2019

Friday, 13 Dec 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, the PAT Team takes a look back at some of the year’s highlights.

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Meet the PAT team: Amira Mahmood

Thursday, 12 Dec 2019

We've been meeting the team behind ACER's Progressive Achievement (PAT) approach recently and, this month, we introduce you to Amira Mahmood in the online school assessment team. 

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Growth mindset contributes to ‘consistently excellent’ PISA results

Monday, 9 Dec 2019

The recent OECD PISA results release provoked debate within Australia's education system, and beyond. Here, a PISA high performer talks about the secret to their success.

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