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Desk-Based Evaluation Of Workbooks And Textbooks, Mary Kimani, Rachel Outhred, Jenny Wilkinson, Marion Meiers Jul 2015

Desk-Based Evaluation Of Workbooks And Textbooks, Mary Kimani, Rachel Outhred, Jenny Wilkinson, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

Report to South Africa UNICEF Country Office


Learning Needs Analysis For The Deaf Education Sector, Julie Kos, Marion Meiers, Lawrence Ingvarson Jul 2015

Learning Needs Analysis For The Deaf Education Sector, Julie Kos, Marion Meiers, Lawrence Ingvarson

Marion Meiers

The Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI), Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) commissioned the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to undertake a project to design, conduct and analyse the learning needs of teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing. The focus of the study was to identify any gap between teachers’ existing skills and knowledge and the skills that are needed to optimise student learning outcomes.


Conversations And Stories, Marion Meiers Jan 2014

Conversations And Stories, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

Listening to stories, and talking with others about stories, have always been recognised as pleasurable activities for people of all ages. Activities that combine listening to stories and having conversations about the story can provide authentic and enjoyable opportunities in classrooms for teachers to observe and support students’ development in listening, talking and comprehending. A series of longitudinal research studies of young children’s developing knowledge and skills in literacy have been conducted at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) over the past decade. One of the significant challenges of this work has been to create opportunities for listening ...


Editorial : Garth Boomer : 20 Years On?, Bill Green, Marion Meiers Dec 2012

Editorial : Garth Boomer : 20 Years On?, Bill Green, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

Garth Boomer was perhaps the most important English educator of the last quarter of the 20th century, as well as being a major figure in Australian curriculum and schooling more generally.


Reflections On The Epic Challenge, 1989, Marion Meiers Dec 2012

Reflections On The Epic Challenge, 1989, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

The author reflects on the impact of an address by the noted Australian educator Garth Boomer to the 1989 joint national conference of the Australian Reading Association (now the Australian Literacy Educators' Association) and the Australian Association for the Teaching of English. It was challenging, explains the author, to be prompted to think of oneself, along with the whole audience, as 'advanced practitioners'. Garth acknowledged the conference participants as 'practicing or potential boundary riders, who have chosen to teach at the edges of your understandings rather than to operate from safe and stable ground'.


Putting Achievement Growth In Context: Modeling Individual Growth In Literacy And Numeracy, Siek Toon Khoo, Marion Meiers Aug 2012

Putting Achievement Growth In Context: Modeling Individual Growth In Literacy And Numeracy, Siek Toon Khoo, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of The Access To Excellence Initiative In Victorian Government Secondary Schools, Marion Meiers, Adrian Beavis, Lawrence Ingvarson Aug 2012

Evaluation Of The Access To Excellence Initiative In Victorian Government Secondary Schools, Marion Meiers, Adrian Beavis, Lawrence Ingvarson

Marion Meiers

Report prepared for the Department of Education and Training, Victoria.


Using Student Work Portfolios In The Classroom : Tips For Teachers, Marion Meiers Sep 2011

Using Student Work Portfolios In The Classroom : Tips For Teachers, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

Portfolios of student work can be used in classrooms to support students' learning. Advice is provided on an introductory page for all students to place on the front pages of their portfolios, the contents of the portfolios, the students' role, collecting and selecting portfolio work samples, reviewing portfolios and giving feedback to students, using portfolios as classroom resources, and audiences for portfolios assembled by students.


Examining The Literacy Benchmarks: A Comparison Of The Draft Year 7 Literacy Benchmarks With Standards From Other Countries And Student Performance, Margaret Forster, Marion Meiers Mar 2010

Examining The Literacy Benchmarks: A Comparison Of The Draft Year 7 Literacy Benchmarks With Standards From Other Countries And Student Performance, Margaret Forster, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

This paper has been commissioned to provide an analysis of the relationship between the draft Year 7 literacy benchmark indicators and standards from other English speaking countries.


The Quality Teacher Program In New South Wales 2001-2003: Evaluation Report, Lawrence Ingvarson, Marion Meiers, Adrian Beavis Mar 2010

The Quality Teacher Program In New South Wales 2001-2003: Evaluation Report, Lawrence Ingvarson, Marion Meiers, Adrian Beavis

Marion Meiers

Executive Summary in the unpublished report prepared for the NSW QTP cross-sectoral Management Committe.


Responding To Students' Achievements In English, Marion Meiers Dec 2009

Responding To Students' Achievements In English, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

No abstract provided.


Towards Commonality In English Curriculum And Assessment : Reflections And Implications, Marion Meiers Dec 2008

Towards Commonality In English Curriculum And Assessment : Reflections And Implications, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

his book came about as a result of The Australian Government Summer School for Teachers program that was announced as part of the 2007–08 Budget Package: Realising Our Potential. The Summer School brought together over 200 academics, teachers and education department officials for a smorgasbord of keynote presentations, workshops and social events that is unlikely to be repeated in this country. English for a New Millennium gives every English teacher an opportunity to share in the richness of that experience. It includes contributions from Catherine Beavis, Ray Misson, Elizabeth Webby, Gabriel Matters and Clare Bradford.


Best Start 2008 : Kindergarten Literacy Assessment, Department Of Education And Training, Nsw : Data Analysis Report, June 2008, Marion O. Meiers, Siek Toon Khoo May 2008

Best Start 2008 : Kindergarten Literacy Assessment, Department Of Education And Training, Nsw : Data Analysis Report, June 2008, Marion O. Meiers, Siek Toon Khoo

Marion Meiers

In 2007 the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) was commissioned to supply advice to the NSW Department of Education and Training on literacy assessment instruments suitable for students at the commencement of Year K, for use in the Best start initiative. This report outlines: the modifications made to the literacy assessments developed for the ACER Longitudinal Literacy and Numeracy Study (LLANS) to make it suitable; the testing of the literacy assessment in a sample of kindergartens in New South Wales; analysis of student results; and recommendations.


Teacher Professional Learning, Teaching Practice And Student Learning Outcomes : Important Issues, Marion Meiers Dec 2006

Teacher Professional Learning, Teaching Practice And Student Learning Outcomes : Important Issues, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

What is the impact of teacher professional development on student learning outcomes? This is a critical question asked increasingly often by policy-makers, school leadership teams, teacher professional associations and many others with a stake in providing high quality teaching for all students. Recent work in the Teaching and Learning Research Group at the Australian Council for Educational Research has explored this critical question in a number of evaluation studies of teacher professional development. This chapter outlines some key research findings, and concludes that more is now understood about what constitutes effective professional development and about the links between such professional ...


Introduction, Marion Meiers Dec 2005

Introduction, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

The standards for teachers of English language and literacy in Australia were developed by the Australian literacy educators association and the Australian association for there teaching of English. The STELLA materials include standards statements, narratives and keywords and questions linked to specific standards. The ALEA STELLA professional learning project was set up to explore ways of using STELLA as a framework for teachers professional learning. In 2005 the project gave teachers in three Australian states an opportunity to work with a mentor to explore the STELLA professional standards, to develop their own professional learning, and to share their stories with ...


Australian Assessment In Literacy And Numeracy, Marion Meiers Nov 2004

Australian Assessment In Literacy And Numeracy, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

Reports that the Longitudinal Literacy and Numeracy Study has traced the growth in literacy and numeracy of a single cohort of students in primary school. Number of children from a random Australia-wide sample of 100 schools formed the cohort; Understanding of the nature of growth in literacy and numeracy amongst Australian students.


Assessment, Reporting, And Accountability In English And Literacy Education : Finding The Signposts To The Future, Marion Meiers Dec 2002

Assessment, Reporting, And Accountability In English And Literacy Education : Finding The Signposts To The Future, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

The theme of this work is assessment, reporting and accountability. These three aspects of literacy assessment do not always sit comfortably together. The author's work is an extensive coverage of the interrelationship between such issues as the following: the public face of literacy assessment as portrayed in the media - a face that does not always reflect the reality of a complex process; and the needs of the diverse range of stakeholders involved in student assessment (students, parents, tax payers and politicians). The conclusion highlights the need for balance and diversity in a literacy assessment program.


English Teaching In Australia, Marion Meiers Dec 1998

English Teaching In Australia, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

In Australia, the Commonwealth and State governments play different roles in education, each of the Education Departments and Ministries of the various States and Territories having its own government school system. This chapter discusses state and national initiatives.


Presenting A Point Of View : Approaches To A Written Argument, Marion Meiers Dec 1998

Presenting A Point Of View : Approaches To A Written Argument, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

No abstract provided.


Exploring The English Curriculum Statement And Profile For Australian Schools: Final Report, Marion Meiers Dec 1993

Exploring The English Curriculum Statement And Profile For Australian Schools: Final Report, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

Published by the Australian Literacy Federation (ALF)


Telling The Whole Story : Assessing Achievement In English, Marion Meiers, R Mcgregor Dec 1990

Telling The Whole Story : Assessing Achievement In English, Marion Meiers, R Mcgregor

Marion Meiers

The development of literacy is a responsibility shared by all teachers, in all curriculum areas. This book focuses on the development and achievement of competency in English, across all years of schooling. Part 1 offers a rationale for a responsive approach to assessment in English. A range of contexts representing the kinds of classroom experiences which promote the development of language competency and where students show significant signs of becoming effective makers and users of language is described. The third chapter describes the planning and management of an active learning context in one English classroom. Part 2 looks specifically at ...