Established in Australia 90 years ago as an independent research team of five, ACER has grown into one of the world's leading educational research bodies with over 400 employees across the globe dedicated to improving learning.
ACER Malaysia brings ACER's global experience to the local context, with close ties to universities and educational associations. Combining our expertise with our research network, we're working with local governments to produce the educational policies and practices of tomorrow.
National and International large-scale surveys
Going beyond the scope of normal research, large-scale surveys review thousands of data points to make evidence-based practice and policy reviews possible.
ACER’s approach to a robust assessment programme
Supported by decades of research experience, an outstanding talent pool, and proven methodologies, ACER Malaysia is a full-service research consultancy.
Clearly articulated policy goals and priorities that are relevant and inform key assessment decisions on content, scope, design, methods, operations, and use of data.
A dedicated assessment team that is appropriately skilled and adequately resourced to design, implement, analyse, and disseminate the outcomes of the learning assessment.
A key document that clearly describes standards of technical quality for all aspects of the learning assessment, and indicates how standards can be used as part of quality monitoring and reporting.
A document that communicates the purposes and characteristics of the learning assessment to key stakeholders, developers and to a broader audience.
Cognitive instruments containing items with proven reliability, validity and fairness with regard to the population(s) of interest.
Contextual instruments containing items with proven reliability, validity and fairness with regard to the population(s) of interest.
Cognitive and contextual instruments that are appropriate, linguistically equivalent, and psychometrically equivalent across multiple languages.
Appropriate products and approaches to reporting and dissemination that are tailored to the different stakeholder groups and promote appropriate and effective use of the assessment results by those groups.
Analytical results that are fully documented and reproducible, and that permit valid and useful inferences about the population(s) of interest.
Cognitive and contextual data that is scaled using well-developed analytical tools in order to support useful comparisons and to communicate meaningful information.
A final database that respects respondent anonymity, is free from discrepancies and errors, and is appropriately structured and documented for analysis and dissemination.
Field operations are standardised, monitored and documented to ensure that the data are collected under the same conditions, in an efficient and secure manner.
A sample that, through the use of scientific sampling methods, helps to guarantee appropriate and estimable levels of statistical precision and validity in the interpretation of assessment results.
A design that ensures efficiency in sample sizes, balanced assessment content, appropriate assessment length, and stable measures over time.
ACER global research centres
ACER Malaysia works closely with ACER's leading edge research centres.
Centre for School and System Improvement
ACER Research Repository
ACEReSearch is a repository bringing together all ACER's public research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research. It is maintained by the Cunningham Library.
Join a world class research team
One of ACER’s great strengths is its people. ACER has more than 150 dedicated research staff worldwide with expertise in a range of disciplines and research methods.
ACER Malaysia is actively seeking professional partnerships with international researchers and consultants with expertise in a range of education quality improvement areas.