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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.


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.


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 ...


Assessments To Support Quality Teaching And Learning, Charlotte Waters May 2015

Assessments To Support Quality Teaching And Learning, Charlotte Waters

International Developments

The focus of post-2015 development goals on educational quality for all is directing attention to assessments that support quality teaching and learning, as Charlotte Waters explains.


Measuring Learning Growth In A World Of Universal Education, Ross Turner May 2015

Measuring Learning Growth In A World Of Universal Education, Ross Turner

International Developments

ACER is leading the development of new ‘learning metrics’ – tools for measuring learning growth – as Ross Turner explains.


The Cure For Early Grades Assessment Difficulties? Take A Tablet, Maurice Walker May 2015

The Cure For Early Grades Assessment Difficulties? Take A Tablet, Maurice Walker

International Developments

Monitoring educational development in the early years of schooling is vital if practitioners, and policy makers, are to support students’ learning, but the assessment of student achievement in developing countries can be a logistical headache. Maurice Walker reports on an innovative approach to assessment using tablets that is addressing that.


Data To Inform Policy, Ray Adams May 2015

Data To Inform Policy, Ray Adams

International Developments

The ACER Centre for Global Education Monitoring supports the monitoring of educational outcomes worldwide. Ray Adams explains how the Centre’s systematic and strategic collection of data on educational outcomes, and factors related to those outcomes, can be used to inform policy aimed at improving educational progress for all learners.


International Developments (No.5) 2015 May 2015

International Developments (No.5) 2015

International Developments

This issue of International Developments focuses on the work of the Centre for Global Education Monitoring (GEM) at ACER. GEM is tracking progress in the provision and quality of schooling through the systematic and strategic collection of data on educational outcomes, and factors that influence these. Table of contents for this issue: (a) Data to inform policy; (b) The cure for early grades assessment difficulties? Take a tablet; (c) Measuring growth in a world of universal education; (d) Assessments to support quality teaching and learning.


Improving Learning In China May 2014

Improving Learning In China

International Developments

Research cooperation between Australia and China is providing insights into educational practices for researchers in both countries.


Building Connections In South East Asia, Sarah Richardson May 2014

Building Connections In South East Asia, Sarah Richardson

International Developments

Sarah Richardson reports on ACER’s recent collaborative work with institutions in South East Asia to support higher education.


Informing Policy In Developing Countries, Petra Lietz, Mollie Tobin May 2014

Informing Policy In Developing Countries, Petra Lietz, Mollie Tobin

International Developments

Petra Lietz and Mollie Tobin discuss the impact of large-scale assessment programs on education policy in developing countries.


Educational Progress For All, Ray Adams May 2014

Educational Progress For All, Ray Adams

International Developments

ACER’s ongoing work in global educational monitoring is supporting educational progress for all learners, worldwide, as Ray Adams explains.


Pacific, Elizabeth Cassity May 2014

Pacific, Elizabeth Cassity

International Developments

ACER is working with Ministries of Education in the Pacific to develop institutional capacity to deliver comprehensive assessment systems at the national and school levels, as Elizabeth Cassity reports.


Student Assessments In India, Richa Jain May 2014

Student Assessments In India, Richa Jain

International Developments

ACER is working with social enterprise Gray Matters to deliver strong student assessments for school improvement in India. Richa Jain reports.


Supporting Educational Progress For All Learners, Peter Mcguckian May 2014

Supporting Educational Progress For All Learners, Peter Mcguckian

International Developments

ACER’s work in global educational monitoring is helping to identify effective policies, strategies and practices, and collaborative approaches that support improved practice in education and ultimately improved student outcomes, as Peter McGuckian explains.


International Developments (No.4) 2014 May 2014

International Developments (No.4) 2014

International Developments

Table of contents for this issue: (a) Supporting educational progress for all learners; (b) Student assessments in India; (c) Pacific; (d) Educational progress for all; (e) Informing policy in developing countries; (f) Building connections in South East Asia; (g) Improving learning in China; (h) Current international projects.


Literacy And The Most Marginalised Children, Megan Robinson May 2013

Literacy And The Most Marginalised Children, Megan Robinson

International Developments

Researchers, practitioners and policy makers interested in the field of inclusive education gathered at a roundtable meeting to discuss synergies across the Australian and international development education policy arenas regarding literacy interventions for the most marginalised children.


Unicef And Unesco, Richa Jain May 2013

Unicef And Unesco, Richa Jain

International Developments

ACER has been working with the United Nations through UNICEF and UNESCO to support high-quality education across the world.


Regional Focus : Africa, Rachel Outhred May 2013

Regional Focus : Africa, Rachel Outhred

International Developments

Significant work on evaluation and assessment aimed at addressing equity and educational quality in Africa is being undertaken by researchers at ACER.


Making A Difference In Developing Countries May 2013

Making A Difference In Developing Countries

International Developments

The work of ACER in education is making the difference in educational outcomes for students across the world, particularly in developing countries, explains the author.


International Developments (No.3) 2013 May 2013

International Developments (No.3) 2013

International Developments

Table of contents for this issue: (a) Making a difference in developing countries; (b) UNICEF and UNESCO; (c) Regional focus : Africa; (d) Literacy and the most marginalised children.


International Update (No. 3) June 2012 Sep 2012

International Update (No. 3) June 2012

International Update archive (2010-2012)

Table of contents for this issue: (a) Comparing school learning outcomes internationally; (b) Girls outperform boys in reading in PISA 2009+; (c) Investigating computer and information literacy; (d) Discovering civic knowledge, attitudes and engagement; (e) Expertise and networks from Australia to PNG; (d) Education systems must bridge Indigenous and Western worlds; (e) AHELO fieldwork goes live; (f) Innovative international assessment communities evolve; (g) Quality assurance research and its relevance to China; (h) Professional certification can improve teaching quality.


Snapshot : Current International Projects Jan 2012

Snapshot : Current International Projects

International Developments

This article gives a brief overview of ACER's current international projects including an overview of ACER's work in Spain, Norway, India, the Arab States, and Saudi Arabia.