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Thomson, Sue – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2018
Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is a large-scale comparison of the reading performance of Year 4 students in 50 countries, and Year 4 was chosen because it is the point in schooling where most students transition from 'learning to read' to 'reading to learn'. As the essential nature of their relationship with reading…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Gender Differences, Student Attitudes, Achievement Tests
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2017
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world's leading educational research centres. ACER's mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the life span. This annual report describes ACER's milestones and accomplishments for the 2015-2016…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Gillan, Kevin; Mellor, Suzanne; Krakouer, Jacynta – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2017
In 2004 the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) published an Australian Education Review (AER) on Indigenous Education: "The Case for Change: A review of contemporary research on Indigenous education outcomes," AER 47 (Mellor & Corrigan, 2004). In the 13 years since its publication, the state of Indigenous education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Equal Education, Access to Education
Hillman, Kylie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2017
Surveys like the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) enable educators, policymakers and the wider community to compare Australian students with each other, as well as their counterparts across the world. Media coverage of the most recent PISA and TIMSS reports for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Teacher Student Relationship, Achievement Tests
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2016
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world's leading educational research centres. ACER's mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the life span. This annual report describes ACER's milestones and accomplishments for the 2014-2015…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Bahr, Nan; Mellor, Suzanne – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2016
Australian Education Review (AER) 61 discusses the contemporary influences on initial teacher education, with particular attention to the notion of quality teaching, and the role of teacher education and teacher educators in the development of quality teachers. Section 1 introduces the key concept of 'quality' and explores the notion of quality in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
Underwood, Catherine – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2016
The International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) is the first international comparative study that examines students' acquisition of computer and information literacy (CIL). The study assessed student CIL achievement in 18 countries and three benchmarking participants through a computer-based assessment administered to students in…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Computers, Foreign Countries
Dreise, Tony; Milgate, Gina; Perrett, Bill; Meston, Troy – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2016
Issue 4 of the Australian Council for Educational Research's (ACER's) "Policy Insights" series commences with a synthesis of publicly available data on school attendance by Indigenous Australians, highlighting areas of major risk. It explores Australian and international literature to develop an understanding of the risk factors and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Attendance, At Risk Students
Masters, Geoff N. – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2016
There is no shortage of challenges in school education. Some of the biggest challenges we face can appear frustratingly intractable. Despite reform efforts, regular government reviews and ongoing calls for change, progress in addressing our most significant challenges is often slow and solutions continue to elude us. In this paper Professor Geoff…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Underachievement
Turner, Ross – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
In 2013, staff at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Centre for Global Education Monitoring (GEM) identified the need to build measurement tools to monitor learning growth that could be used across different year levels and in different national contexts. One of those projects, under ACER's Monitoring Trends in Educational…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Progress Monitoring, Data, Measurement
Weldon, Paul R. – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
This paper provides a brief overview of the current teacher workforce situation in Australia. It highlights workforce trends and projected growth, and areas where the collection and analysis of additional data may assist in the targeting of effective policy. Demand for teachers is on the rise. The population of primary students is set to increase…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Supply and Demand, Labor Force, Trend Analysis
Walker, Maurice – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
Monitoring educational development in the early years of schooling is vital if practitioners, and policy makers, are to support students' learning, but the assessment of student achievement in developing countries can be a logistical headache. Maurice Walker reports on an innovative approach to assessment using tablets that is addressing that.
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Handheld Devices, Computer Assisted Testing, Student Evaluation
Hillman, Kylie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
Surveys like the recent Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) enable educators, policy makers and the wider community to compare Australian students with each other, as well as their counterparts across the world. An essential part of a positive school climate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Educational Research, Behavior Problems
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world's leading educational research centres. ACER's mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the life span. This annual report describes ACER's milestones and accomplishments for the 2013-2014…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Annual Reports, Research Projects
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
The Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) carries out large-scale cross-national research studies in member countries in the Southern and Eastern Africa region. It aims to assess the conditions of schooling and performance levels of learners and teachers in the areas of literacy and numeracy. SACMEQ has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Researchers, Educational Quality
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