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Citizen-Led Educational Monitoring Shows Promise Jun 2016

Citizen-Led Educational Monitoring Shows Promise

International Developments

A citizen-led approach to the collection of information about schooling and children’s learning is showing great promise in terms of educational monitoring and policy making.


The Big Picture : The Impact Of Assessments On Education Policy Jun 2016

The Big Picture : The Impact Of Assessments On Education Policy

International Developments

ACER’s analysis of the impact of large-scale assessments on education policy in the Asia-Pacific region aims to help stakeholders improve the design and usefulness of assessments.


A Collaborative Approach To National Assessment In Saudi Arabia Jun 2016

A Collaborative Approach To National Assessment In Saudi Arabia

International Developments

A collaborative assessment project involving the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and Saudi Arabia’s Public Education Evaluation Commission (PEEC) has involved the rapid development of national sample assessments of students in Grades 3 and 6 in Mathematics and Science.


Building Assessment Capability In South East Asia, Jeaniene Spink Jun 2016

Building Assessment Capability In South East Asia, Jeaniene Spink

International Developments

A new primary years assessment will help teachers, curriculum designers and policymakers to better measure the learning achievement of students in South East Asia. Jeaniene Spink reports.


Supporting Leadership Preparation In Indonesia, Kathryn Moyle Jun 2016

Supporting Leadership Preparation In Indonesia, Kathryn Moyle

International Developments

Kathryn Moyle reports on an evaluation of a professional learning program for aspiring school principals in Indonesia.


Mapping Progress : Using Data For Teaching And Learning, Geoff N. Masters Jun 2016

Mapping Progress : Using Data For Teaching And Learning, Geoff N. Masters

International Developments

In a world of rapidly expanding data, it is important to keep in mind that there are three central uses of data in school education. Geoff Masters explains.


Measuring Learning : Why We Need To Learn Together, Jeaniene Spink Jun 2016

Measuring Learning : Why We Need To Learn Together, Jeaniene Spink

International Developments

One of the keys to increasing the quality and comparability of learning measures is cooperation within the international community to develop common benchmarks to measure learning outcomes, argues Jeaniene Spink.


International Developments (No.6) 2016 Jun 2016

International Developments (No.6) 2016

International Developments

In this issue of International Developments we look at the purposeful collection of educational data through progressive achievement testing to enable teachers to establish where students are in their long-term learning, diagnose individual strengths and weaknesses, identify the best next steps for action, decide on appropriate evidence-based interventions, monitor the progress students make over time, and evaluate the effectiveness of their own teaching decisions and approaches. We also explore how a new primary years assessment is helping teachers, curriculum designers and policymakers to better measure the learning achievement of students in South East Asia; investigate the impact of a professional ...