Media releases

Supporting the next generation of mathematical minds

Monday, 3 Aug 2015

A new assessment for children in the first years of schooling is set to change the future of mathematics education in Australia.


Support for all in Australia’s hybrid school system

Monday, 29 Jun 2015

The latest Australian Education Review released today calls for an independent body to develop a consistent, logical, transparent and fair schools funding model across all sectors.


Literacy and numeracy crucial for work readiness

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

The modern workplace demands a workforce with increasingly sophisticated skills, higher-level qualifications and the flexibility to undertake retraining. Underpinning these demands is a focus on the foundation skills of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) and employability skills, a conference in Adelaide will hear tomorrow.


In completing university, are all things equal?

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Analysis of the latest university completions data has found that students from disadvantaged groups have a lower completion rate than the national average, according to the latest Joining the Dots research briefing released by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). 


Brightest students not being challenged

Thursday, 19 Mar 2015

Too many of Australia’s most able students are coasting at school and not achieving their true potential, the Chief Executive of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) will tell an education conference starting today.


Population boom spurs demand for more teachers, new schools

Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015

A new report released today by the Centre for Education Policy and Practice at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) reveals a growing population is increasing demand for teachers as well as additional classrooms and even new schools. The report shows that the population of students is already rising in primary schools, and will begin flowing through to secondary school from 2018. 


New book helps children prep for Prep

Friday, 23 Jan 2015

A new book from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) helps parents teach young children to handle the challenges of starting school.


School scholarships identify best of the best

Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015

With the new school year just around the corner, the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has reminded parents of students seeking a scholarship that applications for the 2016 school year are closing soon.


Effective mathematics education strategies for students with Down syndrome

Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014

Research in Victoria and the ACT has found that effective support for students with Down syndrome in learning mathematics in inclusive classrooms addresses the skilful adjustment of the mathematics program. The research also reveals the critical importance of maintaining a clear mathematical focus so that teaching teams can adapt their approach to meet the individual needs of students with Down syndrome.


Civic and citizenship knowledge supports democracy

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014

The percentage of Australian school students with the skills and knowledge required to be active and informed citizens has remained stable between 2010 and 2013, according to a report by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) released today by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).


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