15 March 2017
Further analysis of Australian results from two large-scale international assessments highlight a ‘worrying’ decline in the achievement of disadvantaged students.
07 February 2017
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.
07 December 2016
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.
06 December 2016
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’.
02 December 2016
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.
29 November 2016
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.
29 November 2016
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.
26 May 2015
Banning mobile phones from schools boosts student performance in high stakes tests, according to a study published by the London School of Economics (LSE).
02 April 2015
This month we find out how educators can play a part in assessment reform.
26 November 2014
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?