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TIMSS and PISA 2015: Disadvantage an issue in Australia
TIMSS and PISA 2015: Disadvantage an issue in Australia

Further analysis of Australian results from two large-scale international assessments highlight a ‘worrying’ decline in the achievement of disadvantaged students.

Measuring dexterity with this library archive gem
Measuring dexterity with this library archive gem

When digging in the ACER library archives we found the Crawford Small Parts Dexterity Test. In today’s video, editor Jo Earp gives it a go. Let’s see how she compares.

Global Education Episode 12: Dr Sue Thomson discusses PISA 2015
Global Education Episode 12: Dr Sue Thomson discusses PISA 2015

The report, PISA 2015: A first look at Australia’s results, doesn’t make for pleasant reading. In today’s podcast, Dr Sue Thomson from ACER joins Teacher to discuss the results.

PISA 2015 brings more bad news for Australia
PISA 2015 brings more bad news for Australia

The PISA 2015 test results have brought more bad news for Australia’s education system with student performances in scientific, reading and mathematical literacy all in ‘absolute decline’.

Global Education Episode 11: Dr Sue Thomson discusses TIMSS 2015
Global Education Episode 11: Dr Sue Thomson discusses TIMSS 2015

Conducted every four years, TIMSS compares the achievements of Years 4 and 8 students in mathematics and science. Teacher sat down with Dr Sue Thomson from ACER to discuss the Australian results.

Australian student performance flatlining
Australian student performance flatlining

Australian results from the first of two major international education studies have indicated Years 4 and 8 student achievement in mathematics and science has flatlined over the past 20 years.

20-year slide in maths and science learning
20-year slide in maths and science learning

With the release of results from the four-yearly Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Geoff Masters discusses what it will take to lift levels of mathematics and science learning in Australian schools.

Mobile phones in the classroom
Mobile phones in the classroom

Banning mobile phones from schools boosts student performance in high stakes tests, according to a study published by the London School of Economics (LSE).

Assessment reform and innovation
Assessment reform and innovation

This month we find out how educators can play a part in assessment reform.

Assessing end-of-school attainment
Assessing end-of-school attainment

Is there a ‘best’ way to establish the levels of knowledge, understanding and skill that students have attained in a subject by the end of Year 12?