Thursday, 20 Nov 2014
Australian Year 8 students are developing the computer and information literacy skills necessary for successful participation in the digital world, according to national and international reports released simultaneously today. The world's first computer-based international study into computer and information literacy, the International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) was coordinated internationally by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) for the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement.
Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014
The Australian report from the second cycle of the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) of teachers and principals of students in Years 7 to 10, released today, has found that the number of teachers aged 50 years and older is rising, while the number aged 30 years or younger is falling. It also reveals that only two-thirds of teachers say their teacher training program prepared them for the job, and between five per cent and eight per cent of teachers are teaching out of field. The Australian report complements the international report released by the OECD in June.
Saturday, 1 Nov 2014
Winning games in the inaugural Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, announced at 10.30am, Saturday 1 November, at PAX in Melbourne, show that students learn from creating games, as much as from playing them.
Monday, 20 Oct 2014
Around 40 per cent of secondary school principals and 20 per cent of Australia’s primary school principals report having either major or moderate difficulty in suitably filling staff vacancies, findings from Australia’s national teaching workforce survey reveal.
Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014
A report released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) reveals Australian 15-year-olds are more likely to persevere with challenging problems than some of their peers in high-performing countries.
Monday, 11 Aug 2014
Around 150 business and community leaders will step up for schools and become Principal for a Day tomorrow.
Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014
Achieving educational quality for all requires a focus on improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners, according to research findings presented at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) annual conference in Adelaide, addressing the theme, Quality and Equity: What does research tell us?
Monday, 4 Aug 2014
New research shows that equitable access to quality education for all students in the early years of schooling is crucial for later success, delegates to a conference in Adelaide today will hear.
Sunday, 3 Aug 2014
Greater experiences of racism are significantly associated with lower self-perceptions of maths and English abilities and increased feelings of hopelessness at school, Dr Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews will tell delegates to the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) annual conference tomorrow.
Friday, 1 Aug 2014
Results from international student surveys such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reveal that some countries are improving both quality and equity in education, and point to the critical need to identify practices that improve both quality and equity in Australia, delegates to a conference in Adelaide next week will hear.