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About ACER


The Australian Council for Educational Research acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which our offices are located. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who continue to contribute to our research and development to improve Indigenous learning.

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.

Data Gathering
A major aspect of ACER’s work is to assist educational decision makers at all levels in their collection, analysis, interpretation and use of reliable data. Our purpose is to assist in the development of clearer pictures and understandings of educational challenges, opportunities and progress over time.

Action Planning
A second major aspect of ACER’s work is to assist educational decision makers at all levels in their identification and implementation of evidence-based policies and practices. Our purpose is to promote better outcomes for all learners through the use of approaches that have been demonstrated to be effective in practice.

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Pursuing Quality and Equity through Evidence

As a not-for-profit organisation, independent of government, ACER receives no direct financial support and generates its entire income through contracted research and development projects and through products and services that it develops and distributes.

ACER has experienced significant growth in recent years and now has more than 300 staff located in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Dubai and New Delhi .

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