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.

Higher education

ACER’s global research expertise in the higher education sector supports leaders, policymakers, educators and learners through a wide range of research and assessment services. 

Drawing on extensive expertise, ACER’s higher education research addresses policy, selection testing, student engagement, performance measurement, program benchmarking, outcomes assessment and graduate destinations. Advanced capabilities include project design and management, consultation and facilitation, research review, sample design, instrument development, data collection, and psychometric and statistical analysis. 

Recent higher education research includes: