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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
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
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
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
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
Lamb, Stephen; Vickers, Margaret – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2006
Vocational education and training (VET) represents one of the most significant reforms to the senior secondary curriculum in Australian schools over recent decades. Introduced to expand curricular options and provide work-based training and qualifications, the numbers of students participating in VET have more than trebled since the mid-1990s.…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Postsecondary Education, Vocational Education, Longitudinal Studies
ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2003
"Research Highlights" is an annual publication documenting developments in the Australian Council for Educational Research's (ACER's) research programs for the previous year. The 2003 edition highlights research on the following themes: (1) Australian students excel in international study; (2) Assessing the moral and ethical outcomes of…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, Educational Research
Ingvarson, Lawrence – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2002
Educational policy makers in many countries recognize the need to focus their policies more directly on factors affecting the quality of teachers. Common to these policies are attempts to reform teachers' pay systems and career paths to place greater value on teachers' work and give stronger incentives for professional development. Investing in…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), National Standards, Educational Change, Foreign Countries