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Media and journalists seeking ACER comment: to check if ACER can help you with comment or background research, please contact Corporate Communications.

National assessment of learning progress for children in Scotland
Tuesday, 13 Dec 2016

As part of the Scottish Government’s National Improvement Framework for Scottish Education, the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) through ACER UK will deliver national standardised assessments in Scotland from August 2017. ACER UK will work in partnership with SCHOLAR and Twig.

Latest PISA results: Australia at the crossroad
Tuesday, 6 Dec 2016

A report released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on the science, reading and mathematics skills of Australian 15-year-olds indicates not only that Australia is slipping backwards relative to other countries, but that we are getting worse at preparing our students for the everyday challenges of adult life.

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Improving our understanding of learner choice in VET
Vocational & Adult
Wednesday, 30 Mar 2016

Research now underway aims to shed more light on what we know about the choices of young people when navigating the VET environment, as Justin Brown explains.

School improvement and a strong professional learning community
Friday, 6 Jan 2017

School leaders and teachers are improving the quality of teaching and student outcomes by strengthening their school as a professional learning community. Lawrence Ingvarson explains how.

A positive start: Using television to support Indigenous learning
Thursday, 19 Jan 2017

Research shows that educational television programs can support a successful transition from home to school for young Indigenous children and their families, and improve long-term outcomes for Indigenous students.

Teacher absenteeism in Indonesia
Monday, 16 Mar 2015

A comprehensive new study reveals that teacher absenteeism in Indonesia is declining, and provides evidence for policy makers focused on improving teaching and learning, as Phil McKenzie explains.

ACER media contacts

ACER has extensive expertise in educational research and assessment nationally and internationally and can provide media comment that is authoritative and nonaligned.

ACER media spokespeople who are widely recognised as experts in their fields can provide evidence-based and well-informed commentary on a wide range of education subjects about which we have conducted research. ACER does not provide opinion-based commentary.

To check if ACER can help you with comment or background research for your story, please contact the Corporate Communications Manager, Dr Steve Holden, on +61 3 9277 5582 or

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