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Posted on: Tuesday, 21st May 2013
On behalf of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), Professor Geoff Masters, ACER Chief Executive, and ACER Principal Research Fellow Dr Gabrielle Matters made a submission to the Queensland Parliament's Education and Innovation Committee’s Inquiry into Assessment Methods for Senior Maths, Chemistry and Physics.
The submission focuses on the use of assessment to establish and understand where students are in their learning at the time of assessment. The assessment process is one of gathering evidence that can be used to draw a valid and reliable conclusion about a student’s current level of attainment within a specified area of learning.
Posted on: Monday, 12th November 2012
Professor Geoff Masters, Chief Executive of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) made a submission to the Senate Inquiry on Teaching and Learning on maximising our investment in Australian schools in October.
The submission focuses on measures to restrict and raise the quality of student intakes to teacher education, set and confirm the achievement of minimum standards for registration, and recognise and reward the development of specialist knowledge and skill.
Read other submissions to the Senate Inquiry on Teaching and Learning on maximising our investment in Australian schools.
Posted on: Tuesday, 26th July 2011
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) made a submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Education and Training Committee’s Inquiry into the Education of Gifted and Talented Students in May 2011. The submission focuses mostly on one aspect of the terms of reference: the identification of gifted and talented students.
In the submission, ACER notes that the identification of students with high academic potential is key to the proper targeting of programs and pathways aimed at providing appropriate teaching and learning opportunities for academically able students. In order to identify these students, teachers, schools and systems need to use effectively targeted, research-based assessment instruments as part of the formal process of identification.
ACER's Submission Re Gifted and Talented Students
ACER CEO, Professor Geoff Masters, and Director of Assessment Services, Mr Ralph Saubern, presented at the Inquiry’s public hearing on Monday, 25 July 2011.