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.

Selected projects

ACER works on a range of projects to assist educational decision makers at all levels. Learn more about our projects and clients.

Project nameDomain
Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) national project managerHigher Education
Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO)Higher Education, International
Development of literacy and numeracy - minimum standards for prospective teachersSchool
Empowering local schools evaluationSchool
Evaluation of the Closing the Gap: Expansion of intensive literacy and numeracy programIndigenous, School
Improving the tertiary education system - participation and results studyHigher Education
International Civic and Citizenship Education Study - 2016School, International
International Study of Computer and Information LiteracySchool, International
Investment in workplace language, literacy and numeracy programsVocational
Longitudinal Study of Indigenous ChildrenIndigenous, School
Middle years surveySchool
National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)School
National School Improvement FrameworkSchool
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009, 2012 and 2015 national component (also funded by state and territory education departments)School
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 - international componentSchool, International
Primary and Secondary Teacher Work Study 2012-2014School
Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) National Study 2011School
Research into the financing of Technical and Vocational Educational and Training (TVET) in the PacificVocational, International
Staff in Australia's Schools survey of teachers and school leadersSchool
Systematic review on the impact of national and international assessment programs on educational policy, resource allocation and learning practices in developing countriesInternational, School
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2010 and 2015School
UAE National Assessment ProgramInternational, School
University Experience SurveyHigher Education

Find a full list of research projects in the Annual Report Browse ACER research reports and papers