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The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is a leading, full-service, independent, not-for-profit organisation with a proven track record and a global reputation for excellence. Drawing on extensive expertise and experience, ACER works with governments, industry, educational leaders, teachers, trainers and learners on a wide range of vocational and workforce education research and assessment services.
Expertise includes basic skills Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing, youth and adult literacy and numeracy assessment and surveys, careers and vocational interest assessments, curriculum and standards development, quality and benchmarking services, teaching and learning consultancies, policy and program evaluation, surveys on pathways and transitions, psychometric and statistical analysis, and selection testing.
Results from the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, an assessment developed with the support of ACER and released in October by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, were addressed in a report in the Australian Financial Review. Read the report at www.afr.com
A new book from ACER examines how educators in the vocational education and training sector adapt the curriculum and their teaching methods to meet the needs of international students.
David Tout and Juliette Mendelovits examine why we receive such differing reports on the literacy and numeracy skills of young Australians.
A new article about international assessments such as ALLS and PIAAC.
Tout, D. 2013, ‘Part 1: Lessons learnt from international assessments’, Fine Print, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 17-22
National Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Conference
Foundation skills and lifelong learning – what does the evidence from international assessments tell us about improving work and life skills?
Further information available here.
ACER VAWE Webinar Series now up and running
ACER invites all those involved in teaching adult literacy and numeracy programs to attend ACER’s series of webinars. These webinar sessions are valuable for learning and sharing new insights and information in this area. Read more here.
Core Skills Profile for Adults
Register your interest to attend a demonstration of the Core Skills Profile for Adults
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