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Latest From Acer International Offices Aug 2019

Latest From Acer International Offices

International Developments

ACER works through its international offices to deliver a diverse range of results-oriented projects. They are often implemented in partnership with global and local development partners with the goal to advance education outcomes and improve learning.


Learning Through Play In Primary School Classrooms, Rachel Parker Aug 2019

Learning Through Play In Primary School Classrooms, Rachel Parker

International Developments

New research offers a model for playful learning as an effective pedagogy for primary school-aged children. Rachel Parker discusses.


A Knowledge Portal On Learning Assessments For South Asia, Sanjay Tripathi Aug 2019

A Knowledge Portal On Learning Assessments For South Asia, Sanjay Tripathi

International Developments

ACER in collaboration with Community Systems Foundation is building a knowledge portal on learning assessments for South Asia. Sanjay Tripathi reports.


The Role Of Learning Progressions In Global Scales, Ray Adams Aug 2019

The Role Of Learning Progressions In Global Scales, Ray Adams

International Developments

Learning progressions are valuable tools for the international assessment community. Ray Adams reports.


Developing A Tool For Analysing National Assessment Systems, Ursula Schwantner Aug 2019

Developing A Tool For Analysing National Assessment Systems, Ursula Schwantner

International Developments

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Secretariat appointed the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to develop a tool for analysing national assessment systems and identifying areas for improvement. Known as the Analysis of National Learning Assessment Systems (ANLAS), it provides a framework and tools that help countries, particularly GPE partner developing countries, to examine their national learning assessments and design strategies to address any gaps.


Examining The Impact Of Australia Awards Around The World, Daniel Edwards Aug 2019

Examining The Impact Of Australia Awards Around The World, Daniel Edwards

International Developments

ACER is evaluating the long-term contributions of Australia Awards alumni through the Global Tracer Facility funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Dan Edwards reports.


Scottish National Assessments Inform Next Steps For Learning Aug 2019

Scottish National Assessments Inform Next Steps For Learning

International Developments

ACER works with the Scottish Government, in partnership with Twig and SCHOLAR, to develop and deliver assessments of literacy and numeracy learning progress. Since 2017, more than a million assessments have been completed by children and young people throughout Scotland.


Building Capacity For Bhutan’S Learning Assessment, Mee Young Han Aug 2019

Building Capacity For Bhutan’S Learning Assessment, Mee Young Han

International Developments

ACER is supporting development of Bhutan’s National Education Assessment Framework (NEAF) and strengthening local capacity for its implementation. Dr Mee Young Han reports.


Improving Learning For All, Geoff N. Masters Aug 2019

Improving Learning For All, Geoff N. Masters

International Developments

Improving learning has become a global priority thanks to the United Nations and its Sustainable Development Goal 4. Challenges may vary according to country context but the aim is universal: to provide the best education possible within each local system. Geoff Masters explains.


International Developments (No.9) 2019 Aug 2019

International Developments (No.9) 2019

International Developments

In this issue of International Developments, we summarise the research evidence gathered through the work of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and the impact our projects make around the globe.


Latest From Acer International Offices Jun 2018

Latest From Acer International Offices

International Developments

This article reports on the current programs and activities of ACER's international offices in Indonesia, India, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.


Improving Girls’ Education In Malawi, Sally Robertson Jun 2018

Improving Girls’ Education In Malawi, Sally Robertson

International Developments

A holistic and collaborative evidence-based approach is needed to address educational gender disparities in Malawi, as Sally Robertson explains.


What Impact? Professional Learning In Timor Leste, Adeola Capel Jun 2018

What Impact? Professional Learning In Timor Leste, Adeola Capel

International Developments

ACER’s work in Timor Leste is seeking to identify the impact of professional learning and mentoring on student learning outcomes over time, as Adeola Capel explains.


Driving Early Childhood Education Quality In Indonesia, Dan Cloney Jun 2018

Driving Early Childhood Education Quality In Indonesia, Dan Cloney

International Developments

ACER has developed a ‘road map’ for quality pre-primary education and support for parental education programs throughout Indonesia. Dan Cloney reports.


From Access To Quality: Improving Learning Outcomes In South Asia, Amit Kaushik Jun 2018

From Access To Quality: Improving Learning Outcomes In South Asia, Amit Kaushik

International Developments

ACER India is working with partners across South Asia to ensure inclusive and quality education for all. Amit Kaushik reports on progress.


Improving Literacy And Numeracy In The Pacific, Elizabeth Cassity Jun 2018

Improving Literacy And Numeracy In The Pacific, Elizabeth Cassity

International Developments

ACER is collaborating with member nations of the Pacific Community to address the common education challenges they face. Elizabeth Cassity reports.


Evaluating The Impact Of Teaching Assistants, Mirkka Jokelainen Jun 2018

Evaluating The Impact Of Teaching Assistants, Mirkka Jokelainen

International Developments

ACER assessments support research into evidence-based teaching and learning in England, as Mirkka Jokelainen explains.


Super Synthesis: Evidence Of What Works In Education For Development, Jeaniene Spink Jun 2018

Super Synthesis: Evidence Of What Works In Education For Development, Jeaniene Spink

International Developments

A synthesis of research evidence identifies the impact of interventions that offer high value in meeting education’s greatest challenges in development contexts, as Jeaniene Spink explains.


Implementing Large-Scale Education Assessments, Geoff N. Masters Jun 2018

Implementing Large-Scale Education Assessments, Geoff N. Masters

International Developments

ACER is helping education researchers, policymakers and practitioners understand the issues related to the inception, design, implementation and reporting of large-scale education assessments, as Geoff Masters explains.


International Developments (No.8) 2018 Jun 2018

International Developments (No.8) 2018

International Developments

In this issue of International Developments we investigate a synthesis of research evidence that identifies the impact of interventions that offer high value in meeting education’s greatest challenges in development contexts. We explore how ACER’s school assessments are playing a part in supporting improvements in teaching and learning, and we examine the benefits of a program to collect evidence of education quality for governments, schools, communities and students in the Pacific region. This issue of International Developments also looks at ACER’s work with partners across South Asia to ensure inclusive and quality education for all, the development ...


Current International Projects Oct 2017

Current International Projects

International Developments

This article provides an overview of the international projects the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is involved in.


Large-Scale Assessments In The Context Of Developing Countries, Ursula Schwantner Oct 2017

Large-Scale Assessments In The Context Of Developing Countries, Ursula Schwantner

International Developments

A new analysis of assessments around the world identifies how best to operate large-scale assessments in developing countries.


Improving Student Learning In Mali, Petra Lietz Oct 2017

Improving Student Learning In Mali, Petra Lietz

International Developments

ACER has been working over the past two years to help develop an internal monitoring and evaluation system in Mali.


In Afghanistan, Teachers Matter, Tim Friedman Oct 2017

In Afghanistan, Teachers Matter, Tim Friedman

International Developments

Students in well-resourced schools in Afghanistan are more likely to have stronger learning outcomes and one of the most important resources is good teachers.


In Africa, Many Are In School But Not Learning, Ursula Schwantner Oct 2017

In Africa, Many Are In School But Not Learning, Ursula Schwantner

International Developments

ACER analysis for UNICEF examines the major impediments to children’s learning as a considerable proportion of students in Eastern and Southern African schools do not reach expected basic learning benchmarks in numeracy and literacy.


Curriculum Audit Informs Development Of A Regional Assessment Framework, Jeaniene Spink Oct 2017

Curriculum Audit Informs Development Of A Regional Assessment Framework, Jeaniene Spink

International Developments

The results of an audit of curriculum materials of 11 Southeast Asian countries have informed the development of a regional assessment framework, as Jeaniene Spink explains.


Studying Early Childhood Education In The Philippines, Amanda Taylor Oct 2017

Studying Early Childhood Education In The Philippines, Amanda Taylor

International Developments

A recent ACER research report highlights the importance of preschool education for children in the Philippines.


Working With Uis Towards A Global Measurement Scale For Learning, Ray Adams Oct 2017

Working With Uis Towards A Global Measurement Scale For Learning, Ray Adams

International Developments

Collaborative efforts are underway to develop a global scale that benchmarks student performance in reading and mathematics against a common measure. Ray Adams reports on progress.


Cooperation Is Vital : Working Together To Improve Learning, Richa Jain Oct 2017

Cooperation Is Vital : Working Together To Improve Learning, Richa Jain

International Developments

Cooperation between key international education organisations is helping education systems to understand the impact of education reforms, and compare the achievement of their students with other participating countries and economies, as Richa Jain explains.


International Developments (No.7) 2017 Oct 2017

International Developments (No.7) 2017

International Developments

In this issue of International Developments we explore collaborative efforts by ACER and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics to develop a global scale that benchmarks student performance in reading and mathematics against a common measure. This project aims to support global efforts to meet the fourth goal of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning – by 2030. We also report on analysis of assessments around the world to identify how best to operate large-scale assessments in developing countries. This issue of International Developments also looks at ACER’s work ...