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 name Domain
Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) national project manager Higher Education
Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) Higher Education, International
Development of literacy and numeracy - minimum standards for prospective teachers School
Empowering local schools evaluation School
Evaluation of the Closing the Gap: Expansion of intensive literacy and numeracy program Indigenous, School
Improving the tertiary education system - participation and results study Higher Education
International Civic and Citizenship Education Study - 2016 School, International
International Study of Computer and Information Literacy School, International
Investment in workplace language, literacy and numeracy programs Vocational
Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children Indigenous, School
Middle years survey School
National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) School
National School Improvement Framework School
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 component School, International
Primary and Secondary Teacher Work Study 2012-2014 School
Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) National Study 2011 School
Research into the financing of Technical and Vocational Educational and Training (TVET) in the Pacific Vocational, International
Staff in Australia's Schools survey of teachers and school leaders School
Systematic review on the impact of national and international assessment programs on educational policy, resource allocation and learning practices in developing countries International, School
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2010 and 2015 School
UAE National Assessment Program International, School
University Experience Survey Higher Education

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