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Underwood, Catherine – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2021
The most recent OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey enables educators, policy makers and the wider community to compare Australian students with each other, as well as with their counterparts across the world. PISA measures the extent to which 15-year-old students near the end of compulsory education have acquired the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Reading, Student Attitudes
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2021
The Australian Council for Educational Research's submission to the Australian Government Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training's Public Enquiry into Adult literacy and its importance highlights the importance of these skills to Australia's well-being and economy, and calls on the government to continue participation in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Educational Benefits, Adult Education
De Bortoli, Lisa – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2021
The most recent OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey enables educators, policy makers and the wider community to compare Australian students with each other, as well as with their counterparts across the world. PISA measures the extent to which 15-year-old students near the end of compulsory education have acquired the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Occupational Aspiration, Gender Differences
De Bortoli, Lisa – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2021
The most recent OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey enables educators, policymakers and the wider community to compare Australian students with each other, as well as with their counterparts across the world. PISA measures the extent to which 15-year-old students near the end of compulsory education have acquired the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Thomson, Sue – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2021
The most recent OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey enables educators, policy makers and the wider community to compare Australian students with each other, as well as with their counterparts across the world. PISA measures the extent to which 15-year-old students near the end of compulsory education have acquired the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World Affairs, Climate, Change
Tarricone, Pina; Mestan, Kemran; Teo, Ian – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerabilities and inequalities of national education systems and hindered the education of millions of children globally. In response, the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Centre, which is a long-term, strategic partnership between the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and the…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Emergency Programs, COVID-19, Pandemics
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. Throughout 2018-19, ACER continued to expand…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Achievement Tests
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
Matthews, Darren; Radloff, Ali; Doyle, Jo; Clarke, Leyna – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2019
The 2018 International Graduates Outcomes Survey (IGOS) provides an insight into international graduates from Australian universities post-study employment, work readiness, and reflections on course experiences, study motivation and overall satisfaction. Over 10,000 international students who graduated from an Australian university in the last…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship
Hollingsworth, Hilary; Heard, Jonathan; Weldon, Paul R. – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2019
Each year teachers and principals in schools across Australia invest much time and effort, and considerable expense, in activities related to communicating student learning progress. However little is known about the effectiveness of these activities, including the extent to which they are valued by stakeholders, whether they are considered to…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Academic Achievement, Program Descriptions, Data Collection
Wernert, Nicole – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2019
In November 2018, the Australian Government announced an inquiry into the status of the teaching profession that would examine ways to ensure that the profession remains fulfilling and rewarding for educators. While the inquiry's proceedings lapsed with the calling of the federal election in April 2019, large-scale surveys do provide us with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Teachers
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, 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
Timms, Michael; Moyle, Kathryn; Weldon, Paul R.; Mitchell, Pru – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2018
Australian STEM education seems caught in a whirlpool of problems that are contributing to one another. Student engagement and performance in STEM are declining, but we do not have the supply of qualified teachers we need to improve learning. The STEM curriculum is unbalanced and fragmented, leading to less interest among students. It is not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Educational Policy, Outcomes of Education
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
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