National assessment of learning progress for children in Scotland

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.

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Latest PISA results: Australia at the crossroad

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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Wake up call: international study shows student achievement flat-lines

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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COMING SOON: TIMSS and PISA Australian summary reports and international results

COMING SOON: TIMSS and PISA Australian summary reports and international results

Tuesday, 8 Nov 2016

COMING SOON: Australian summary reports and international results for TIMSS in November and PISA in December.

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Game on: Learning through game design

Game on: Learning through game design

Saturday, 5 Nov 2016

The video games of winning students in the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, announced at PAX in Melbourne today, indicate that game design offers an effective approach to hands-on and purposeful learning.

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