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Higher education registration supports professional learning

15 April 2014

ACER will offer Graduate Certificate professional learning programs, following its registration last week as a higher education provider by the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
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Leading educator honoured

27 January 2014

One of Australia’s leading educators, Professor Geoff Masters, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in this year’s Australia Day Honours.
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Act now for 2015 school scholarships

22 January 2014

With the new school year fast approaching, the ACER has reminded parents seeking a scholarship that applications for the 2015 school year are closing soon.
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Increased financial support leads to fewer deferrals

17 December 2013

New analysis by ACER reveals that, while there has been a substantial decline in the proportion of university deferrals in Victoria since student financial support has been increased, location and socioeconomic status continue to play a role in restricting access to higher education.
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PISA 2012 national report

03 December 2013

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) released the PISA 2012 national report at 9pm AEDT on Tuesday, 3 December 2013.
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Latest PISA results ‘cause for concern’, says ACER

03 December 2013

A report released on Tuesday by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) reveals the mathematics and reading skills of Australian 15-year-olds have slipped backwards over the past decade.
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Low literacy and numeracy skills hurt Australians and the economy

09 October 2013

The existence of large numbers of Australians with low literacy and numeracy skills has a negative impact on individuals, the economy and productivity, according to experts from ACER. Results from the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) were released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Developed with the support of ACER, the study assessed people aged 15-74 years in 25 countries in terms of proficiency in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving in a technology-rich environment.
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New report confirms decline in student achievement

15 August 2013

A comprehensive new analysis from ACER has provided evidence beyond simple international rankings that the achievement levels of Australian students declined in the period 2000 to 2012.
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Forging stronger school-community partnerships

13 August 2013

More than 200 business and community leaders will become Principal for a Day in schools across Victoria tomorrow to gain a first-hand, behind-the-scenes experience of the strengths and challenges facing our schools every day.
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Are students emotionally ready to learn? ACER’s Research Conference 2013

04 August 2013

Our developing understanding of how the brain learns suggests students’ emotional states can affect their predisposition to learn, delegates will hear at the annual research conference of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), How the Brain Learns: What lessons are there for teaching?
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Feedback for learning: ACER’s Research Conference 2013

04 August 2013

Delegates to the annual research conference of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on the theme How the Brain Learns: What lessons are there for teaching? will hear tomorrow how feedback affects learning.
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Hardwiring the brain for learning: ACER’s Research Conference 2013

04 August 2013

Our emerging understanding of the brain’s ability to establish efficient networks of information has implications for teaching and learning, delegates to the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) annual research conference will hear tomorrow.
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Harnessing brain research to improve teaching and learning: Research Conference 2013

02 August 2013

Advances in teaching effectiveness will depend on better scientific understandings of basic learning processes, delegates to a conference in Melbourne next week will hear.
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Queensland senior school assessment and tertiary entrance to be reviewed

30 July 2013

Future arrangements for senior assessment, school reporting and tertiary entrance procedures will need to take into account the changing nature of schools, university pathways and learning itself, according to Australian Council for Educational Research Chief Executive, Professor Geoff Masters.
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Supporting the mathematics learning of children with Down syndrome

18 July 2013

A new research project in Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT is supporting students with Down syndrome in learning mathematics.
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More Australians relocating to study

15 July 2013

Australian students have become increasingly more likely to relocate for university during this century and are more mobile than the general population, according to a new analysis of Census data by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).
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Research support for a growing number living with dementia

08 July 2013

Information and education are necessary prerequisites in preparing family carers for what is to come in looking after someone with dementia, according to Ita Buttrose, writing in the Foreword to Living with Dementia: A practical guide for families and personal carers.
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Quantifying the return on investment of workplace training

09 May 2013

Research by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) for the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is helping employers identify the quantifiable return on investment in literacy and numeracy training for their workers.
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Improving our understanding of learning

08 May 2013

A new Science of Learning Research Centre led by a consortium of researchers at the University of Queensland, the University of Melbourne and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) will work with teachers to enhance our understanding of the learning process.
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Australian students rate their university experience positively

27 March 2013

Results from the largest survey of Australian university students ever conducted reveal that 80 per cent of students rate the quality of their educational experience as good or excellent. More than 110 000 students completed the University Experience Survey, which was developed for the Australian Government by a consortium of organisations led by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and was conducted between July and October 2012. The Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education released the national report today.
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