ACER is an international leader in the provision of quality educational research. As an independent research body, ACER’s expert and objective research assists educational decision makers at all levels in their collection, analysis, interpretation and use of reliable data, and in their implementation and evaluation of evidence-based policies and practices.


Areas of research

ACER’s research focus addresses learning across the life span, from the early years and school education to vocational, adult and workplace education and higher education.

School education

ACER’s work in school education draws on many decades of experience in undertaking national and international surveys, systemwide testing and monitoring, assessment and reporting, research into teacher education, professional development and quality, and leadership in schools and school improvement. 

Recent work includes:

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School education

ACER’s work in school education draws on many decades of experience in undertaking national and international surveys, systemwide testing and monitoring, assessment and reporting, research into teacher education, professional development and quality, and leadership in schools and school improvement. 

Recent work includes:

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School education

ACER’s work in school education draws on many decades of experience in undertaking national and international surveys, systemwide testing and monitoring, assessment and reporting, research into teacher education, professional development and quality, and leadership in schools and school improvement. 

Recent work includes:

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School education

ACER’s work in school education draws on many decades of experience in undertaking national and international surveys, systemwide testing and monitoring, assessment and reporting, research into teacher education, professional development and quality, and leadership in schools and school improvement. 

Recent work includes:

Read more

School education

ACER’s work in school education draws on many decades of experience in undertaking national and international surveys, systemwide testing and monitoring, assessment and reporting, research into teacher education, professional development and quality, and leadership in schools and school improvement. 

Recent work includes:

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