Media releases

The high cost of childhood trauma: new report

Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016

Childhood trauma can cause longer-term developmental and life outcomes, and increased risk for poorer psychological health and behavioural functioning among children and adults, according to a report released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

Higher bar: Professional standards not sufficient for teacher quality

Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016

Professional standards for teaching and the rigorous accreditation of training courses are necessary but not sufficient to ensure quality teachers, according to a review by Professor Nan Bahr and Suzanne Mellor released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

ACER, UNESCO join forces for international cooperation in education

Thursday, 21 Jul 2016

Following years of cooperative work in global education monitoring, the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has been admitted to official partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Early years numeracy supports transition and later maths achievement

Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016

Children’s numeracy knowledge when they enter school provides a foundation for their school maths achievement and strongly predicts their maths competence later in school, according to a report released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

Best of the west: students show maths counts everywhere

Friday, 17 Jun 2016

The solutions of Australia’s winning teams in the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C) show that mathematical thinking is all around us.

ACER head calls for national action plan

Thursday, 12 May 2016

A national action plan agreed by Commonwealth, state and territory governments is urgently required if Australia is to arrest declining performances in schools. 

Close the gender gap; build the future STEM workforce

Thursday, 14 Apr 2016

Understanding how gender affects participation and achievement in mathematics can help educators close Australia’s gender gap in maths education, according to a report released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). 

Indigenous student attendance not a challenge for schools alone

Thursday, 17 Mar 2016

Boosting school attendance for Indigenous students is a broad social policy challenge, not merely a challenge within education policy circles, according to a new report by the Australian Council for Educational Research released today on National Close the Gap Day.

Schools vital for wellbeing of marginalised students

Thursday, 25 Feb 2016

Most students in the middle years of school report high levels of wellbeing, but marginalised students are more likely to report low levels of wellbeing, including lower levels of school satisfaction, teacher support, and parental interest in school, according to the latest Australian Child Wellbeing Project report, released in Canberra today.

Game changers

Monday, 2 Nov 2015

Winning games in the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, to be announced at 10.30am tomorrow, Saturday 31 October, at PAX in Melbourne, show that game development is an educational game changer that is empowering Australian teachers, and inspiring a new generation of switched-on students.

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