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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
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
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
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
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
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
McMillan, Julie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2008
This Briefing charts the progress of young people through university: (1) What difficulties do they encounter in the transition from school to university study?; (2) How many persist in their studies and graduate?; and (3) What are the benefits of university study? It also examines the issue of demand for university places: How many young people…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Background, Graduation Rate
Thomson, Sue; De Bortoli, Lisa – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2007
As countries continue to invest in information and communication technologies (ICT) and they become even more common in the workplace, there is an increasing demand for schools to produce technologically literate students. This report presents results from the "Programme for International Student Assessment" (PISA) 2003, and examines how…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Socioeconomic Background
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
"Research Highlights" is an annual publication documenting developments in the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)'s research programs for the previous year. The 2005 edition highlights research on the following themes: (1) Improving outcomes for Indigenous students; (2) Understanding transitions from school to adulthood;…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Pluralism, Student Diversity
Doig, Brian; Underwood, Catherine; Fullarton, Sue – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
For this edition of "A Survey of Current Australian Strategies in Numeracy", officers from each of the State and Territory education departments, as well as their Catholic Education Office counterparts provided the information about the strategies in place during 2001 within their jurisdiction. These strategies, all aimed at improving…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Foreign Countries, High Risk Students, Academically Gifted
De Bortoli, Lisa; Cresswell, John – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
In 2000, Australia took part in the inaugural OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Approximately 500 Australian Indigenous students were assessed in PISA, providing a representative sample of the 15-year-old Indigenous population. This report presents the analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, Mathematics Skills, Student Characteristics
Mellor, Suzanne; Corrigan, Matthew – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
This review calls for change. Over the last two decades, a plethora of government policies have been developed to improve the educational outcomes of Indigenous students. These policies have, as yet, failed to reduce significantly the gap between the educational achievements of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in Australia. This review…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Methodology, Educational Improvement, Public Policy
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