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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. 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
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
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
Gillan, Kevin; Mellor, Suzanne; Krakouer, Jacynta – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2017
In 2004 the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) published an Australian Education Review (AER) on Indigenous Education: "The Case for Change: A review of contemporary research on Indigenous education outcomes," AER 47 (Mellor & Corrigan, 2004). In the 13 years since its publication, the state of Indigenous education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Equal Education, Access to Education
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2016
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 2014-2015…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, 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
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
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 2013-2014…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Annual Reports, Research Projects
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
The Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) carries out large-scale cross-national research studies in member countries in the Southern and Eastern Africa region. It aims to assess the conditions of schooling and performance levels of learners and teachers in the areas of literacy and numeracy. SACMEQ has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Researchers, Educational Quality
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
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
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