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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
Tytler, Russell – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2007
Australian Education Review (AER) 51 elaborates on issues raised by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Research Conference 2006: "Boosting Science Learning--What Will It Take?" It challenges current orthodoxies in science education and proposes a re-imagining that charts new directions for science teaching and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Scientific Principles, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers
Meiers, Marion; Khoo, Siek Toon; Rowe, Ken; Stephanou, Andrew; Anderson, Prue; Nolan, Kathy – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2006
The development of strong foundational literacy and numeracy skills for all students is a very high priority for schools, education systems and governments. The ways in which children develop these skills during the crucial years of primary education are of major interest to all concerned with students' learning and development. The ACER…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Gender Differences, Academic Achievement, Numeracy
Frigo, Tracey; Corrigan, Matthew; Adams, Isabelle; Hughes, Paul; Stephens, Maria; Woods, Davina – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2003
Despite some improvements over time, national statistics point to a continuing gap in the average English literacy and numeracy achievement of Australian indigenous students when compared with non-indigenous students. A longitudinal study by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has been monitoring growth in the English literacy…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Academic Achievement, Numeracy, Cultural Pluralism