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Australian Council for Educational Research, 2020
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world's leading educational research centres. Since it was established in 1930, ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policymakers and professional practitioners. Each year, ACER is involved in a large number of research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2018
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 2016-2017…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Annual Reports, Achievement Tests, Secondary School 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
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
Elliott, Alison – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2006
Although a good beginning is well recognised as the foundation for future development, health and wellbeing, not only in the early years, but also throughout life, policy and practice in early education and care in Australia still lack focus and integration. Using metaphors of patchworks and crossroads, the author discusses this issue, outlining…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Equal Education