04 December 2019
The OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) measures how well 15-year-olds are prepared to use their skills and knowledge to meet real-life challenges. The 2018 data show Australian student performance in all three assessment domains is in long-term decline. This infographic looks at the low and high performers by jurisdiction.
04 December 2019
Results from the OECD's 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have been released. The data show Australian student performance is in long-term decline. Today’s infographic looks at Australia’s PISA performance over time, and how the 2018 results compare internationally.
02 December 2019
Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) move students’ thought processes beyond just memorising information. How can you go about building these skills into your everyday teaching and what are some of the simple activities you can use in the classroom?
25 November 2019
What would schools like from business? And what kinds of school-business interactions could be of most benefit to students? New research from ACER has explored attitudes towards school engagement with business.
24 November 2019
In today’s Q&A, Indonesian early childhood educator Hikmah Mulia Dewi – who made the Global Teacher Prize top 50 this year – shares an example of a hands-on learning activity for students exploring the batik industry, and details of the programs she’s developed to involve parents and the community.
22 November 2019
Advocacy group Children and Young People with Disability Australia sought the views of almost 500 parents and carers of primary and secondary students with disability for its 2019 National Education Survey. Today’s infographic looks at some of the main findings.
20 November 2019
In a two-part series, Teacher is taking a closer look at some of the proposed reform directions in the New South Wales Curriculum Review Interim Report. This final instalment explores curriculum flexibility and integrated learning.
19 November 2019
Is it time to rethink the traditional end of semester report card? In the final part of a series on ACER’s Communicating Student Learning Progress project, Dr Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard share findings from the three-year study.
18 November 2019
What is the spiral of inquiry? What happens in each of the six stages? And, how can this approach to professional learning be used to support the complex work of leaders and teachers, and improve student learning?
17 November 2019
The Indonesian Teacher Leaders Programme at Canggu Community School, in Bali, is focused on sharing best practice among staff and with teachers in the local community.
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