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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.

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.

Wake up call: international study shows student achievement flat-lines
Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016

A report released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on the latest international study of mathematics and science achievement reveals no improvement in the performance of Australian students.

  • Australia was outperformed by 21 countries in Year 4 mathematics and 17 countries in Year 4 science, and by 12 countries in Year 8 mathematics and 14 countries in Year 8 science.
  • Australian performances in mathematics and science have largely stagnated over the past 20 years.

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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.

PISA 2015: Australian students’ achievement
Tuesday, 6 Dec 2016

Results from an international assessment of 15-year-olds reveal that the science, reading and mathematics achievement of Australian students is in decline.

Little J and Big Cuz ready for school
Tuesday, 4 Oct 2016

A ground-breaking new animated television series aims to support the school readiness of Indigenous children – and the readiness of schools for them.

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

Please direct non-media enquiries to the ACER switchboard on +61 3 9277 5555 during business hours.