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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
Thomson, Sue – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
Young people face financial issues at an earlier age than their parents. Decisions about higher education, the need to be able to manage online payment facilities or even mobile phone plans require a level of financial literacy. PISA 2012 offered an opportunity to collect information about the financial literacy of Australian 15-year-old students,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Adolescent Development, Adolescent Attitudes, Comparative Analysis
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
Monitoring Trends in Educational Growth (MTEG) offers a flexible, collaborative approach to developing and implementing an assessment of learning outcomes that yields high-quality, nationally relevant data. MTEG is a service that involves ACER staff working closely with each country to develop an assessment program that meets the country's…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Trends, Progress Monitoring, Educational Quality
Seifert, Deborah; Hartnell-Young, Elizabeth – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
This occasional paper of the Centre for Education Policy and Practice outlines how the National School Improvement Tool, developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in collaboration with the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment is being used in Australian schools. The Tool is grounded in international…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, National Programs, Educational Policy
Lumley, Tom; Mendelovits, Juliette; Stanyon, Rachel; Turner, Ross; Walker, Maurice – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
In 2012, the Ministry of Education, Afghanistan, engaged the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) as a partner to support the development of a national learning assessment program in Afghanistan. To achieve this goal, the Learning Assessment unit of the Ministry of Education and ACER have collaborated to design and implement the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Thomson, Sue – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
This century has seen continued exponential growth in the use of digital technologies. In Australia, the proportion of students having access to a computer at home rose from about 91 per cent in 2000 to over 99 per cent in 2013, and access to the internet grew from 67 per cent in 2000 to 98 per cent in 2013. According to the 2013 report on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Information Literacy, Educational Resources
Ewing, Robyn – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2011
Australian Education Review (AER) 58 surveys the international and national research on the role and effect of arts-rich programming in schools and in the broader community, and examines the policies and practices that inhibit or support these initiatives. It puts the case that embedding the Arts in learning would be a powerful catalyst for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Social Change, Educational Change
Moyle, Kathryn – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2010
Australian Education Review (AER) 56 explores national and international policy priorities for building students' innovation capabilities through information and communication technologies (ICT) in Australian schools. Section 1 sets out the Australian policy context for digital education and highlights some of the emerging challenges. It provides…
Descriptors: Innovation, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Information Technology
Ainley, John; Holden, Steve; Rothman, Sheldon – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2010
Apprenticeships and traineeships offer pathways from school to adult working life for a significant proportion of young people by formally combining study and work to link learning in the workplace with learning in an educational institution. They contribute in important ways to the formation of skills for individuals and for the community as a…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Young Adults, Education Work Relationship, Trainees
Hillman, Kylie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2010
A number of research studies have linked poor school performance to declining motivation to learn, disengagement from school and early leaving (Astone & McLanahan, 1991; Kaplan et al, 1997). Research into student engagement distinguishes between behavioural engagement (participation in school-related and extracurricular activities), emotional…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Motivation
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