Jonathan Heard

Jonathan Heard

Research Fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research

Jonathan Heard is a Research Fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research in ACER's Assessment and Reporting team, developing test content and instructional resources for verbal reasoning, reading and critical thinking assessments. He has 15 years’ experience in high school teaching, last holding a leading teacher position in instructional practice at a high school in Melbourne.

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Teacher comments in school reports: What’s effective?
Teacher comments in school reports: What’s effective?

In the third article in a series related to ACER’s Communication Student Learning Progress project, Dr Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard highlight some of the observations that they’ve made in their early analysis of teacher comments on school reports.

Continuous student reporting – the next step?
Continuous student reporting – the next step?

In the second article in a series related to ACER’s Communication Student Learning Progress project, Jonathan Heard and Dr Hilary Hollingsworth examine recent and current reporting trends and practices in schools, and the growing use of digital systems and tools.

Teaching and assessing general capabilities
Teaching and assessing general capabilities

How can we teach and assess general capabilities such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and research skills? Dr Claire Scoular and Jonathan Heard share details of a research project aiming to develop practical tools for use in the classroom.

Does the old school report have a future?
Does the old school report have a future?

In the first of a series of articles on how schools communicate student learning progress, Dr Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard examine some of the recent history of reporting in Australian schools and highlight some of the competing forces that have influenced current practices in student reporting.