Media releases

Transforming assessment; improving learning

Friday, 14 Aug 2015

Assessment to support students’ learning is undergoing significant transformation, delegates to a conference in Melbourne next week will hear.


Assessing what matters

Friday, 14 Aug 2015

New thinking about the fundamental purposes of assessment for learning, and growing demands for the assessment of a broader range of capabilities, proficiencies, knowledge and skills is driving assessment reform and innovation, Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith will tell delegates to Research Conference 2015 next week. The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) annual conference this year will address the theme, Learning assessments: Designing the future.


Students defeat zombies, as teachers make stealthy assessments

Friday, 14 Aug 2015

‘Stealthy’ assessments using games like Physics Playground or even Plants vs. Zombies enable educators to weave assessment seamlessly into students’ learning experiences, Dr Val Shute will tell delegates to the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) annual conference next week. Research Conference 2015 addresses the theme, Learning assessments: Designing the future.


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.


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