15th Mar 17
Full TIMSS and PISA results: Time to address disadvantage is now
Two reports released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) confirm that the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students has barely narrowed over the past 15 years.
13th Dec 16
National assessment of learning progress for children in Scotland
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.
6th Dec 16
Latest PISA results: Australia at the crossroad
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.
29th Nov 16
Wake up call: international study shows student achievement flat-lines
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.
8th Nov 16
COMING SOON: TIMSS and PISA Australian summary reports and international results
COMING SOON: Australian summary reports and international results for TIMSS in November and PISA in December.
5th Nov 16
Game on: Learning through game design
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.
5th Oct 16
Strong student-lecturer relationships reduce university drop out in Australia and Japan
New research into students’ university experience reveals that both Australian and Japanese students are more likely to complete their university degree if they have strong relationships with lecturers.
7th Sep 16
Business and community leaders take the helm at Victorian schools
Students and staff at more than 150 Victorian schools will tomorrow welcome high-profile personalities, members of government at all levels, business executives, and CEOs from philanthropic and not-for-profit organisations as their Principal for a Day.
24th Aug 16
Newest teachers more likely to be teaching out of field
Early career secondary teachers are more likely than their experienced colleagues to be teaching outside their area of expertise, according to a report, Out-of-field teaching in Australian secondary schools, released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).
4th Aug 16
Real-world learning through maths modelling
Schools have a critical role in encouraging students to see their world through a mathematical lens, and in ensuring that students learn to use their mathematical knowledge to deal with work and other life challenges, delegates at ACER’s Research Conference 2016 will hear in Brisbane next week.