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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
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
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
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
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
Weldon, Paul R. – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2016
This report considers the extent to which Australian secondary school teachers are teaching subjects other than those in which they have specialised. It provides new data on the extent of out-of-field teaching overall and in a selection of subject areas, based on further analysis of the 2013 Staff in Australia's Schools (SiAS) survey. In addition,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Placement
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
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
Connors, Lyndsay; McMorrow, Jim – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
Australian Education Review (AER) 60 takes the 2011 Gonski "Review of Funding for Schooling" as a vantage point, from which to consider the national funding of schools in Australia, past and future. Section 1 outlines the educational values and perspectives that have underpinned school funding policies and programs and describes major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Educational Equity (Finance)
Tobin, Mollie; Lietz, Petra; Nugroho, Dita; Vivekanandan, Ramya; Nyamkhuu, Tserennadmid – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
Not much is known about the ways in which assessment data have actually been used in education policy to date. Understanding the role of assessments in informing system-level decision-making is a first step towards helping stakeholders improve the design and usefulness of assessments. Moreover, this understanding can help to further discussions…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Measurement, Decision Making, Data Analysis
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
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