The Australian Council for Educational Research is a global educational research organisation working across many countries. Our research program has several areas of focus including assessment and learning progress, higher education student admissions, and work in global development in conjunction with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as part of the Global Education Monitoring Centre (GEM).

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Submissions from 2020

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Gender and ethnicity in Myanmar education. Baseline study report for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) Committee, Syeda Kashfee Ahmed, Toby Carslake, Anna Dabrowski, and Petra Lietz

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International Civic and Citizenship Education Study, Australian Council for Educational Research

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International Computer and Information Literacy Study, Australian Council for Educational Research

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International Early Learning and Child Well-Being Study, Australian Council for Educational Research

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Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, Australian Council for Educational Research

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Progress in International Reading Literacy Study: Measuring and making international comparisons of student achievement in reading, Australian Council for Educational Research

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The Early Grade Mathematics Assessment: Assessing children’s acquisition of basic numeracy skills in developing countries, Australian Council for Educational Research

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The Early Grade Reading Assessment: Assessing children’s acquisition of basic literacy skills in developing countries, Australian Council for Educational Research

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The Latin-American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education: Measuring and comparing educational quality in Latin America, Australian Council for Educational Research

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The Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality, Australian Council for Educational Research

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Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study: Measuring and making international comparisons of student achievement in mathematics and science, Australian Council for Educational Research

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Samoa Case Study: Engineering and Information Technology, Daniel Edwards and Leyna Clarke

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Tracer survey report year 3 2018-19: Alumni of 2011-2016, Daniel Edwards and Amanda Taylor-Haddow

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Addressing educational marginalisation in a crisis, Amit Kaushik

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Building assessment capability in Lao PDR, Ray Philpot

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Analysis of 21st century skills integration as applied in the Philippines K to 12 program. Final report, Claire Scoular

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PISA 2018: Financial Literacy in Australia, Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood, and Marina Schmid

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PISA 2018: Reporting Australia’s Results. Volume II Student and School Characteristics, Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood, and Marina Schmid

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PISA 2018: Reporting Australia’s Results. Volume II Student and School Characteristics: Data tables [Excel] [Data set], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood, and Marina Schmid

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The Teaching and Learning International Survey 2018. Australian Report Volume 2: Teachers and School Leaders as Valued Professionals, Sue Thomson and Kylie Hillman

Submissions from 2019

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International Developments (no.9) 2019

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Latest from ACER international offices

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Scottish national assessments inform next steps for learning

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The role of learning progressions in global scales, Ray Adams

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Piloting a new learning assessment approach, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Australia Awards Vietnam alumnae in the right place at the right time, Jo Doyle

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Case Study in Cambodia in public health fields: October - November 2018, Jo Doyle and Yung Nietschke

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Case Study in Vietnam women in finance and banking, Jo Doyle and Yung Nietschke

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Timor-Leste Case Study: Disability and Development, Jo Doyle and Yung Nietschke

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Examining the impact of Australia Awards around the world, Daniel Edwards

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IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study 2018 Assessment Framework, Julian Fraillon, John Ainley, Wolfram Schulz, Daniel Duckworth, and Tim Friedman

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Gender Differences in Computer and Information Literacy: An In-depth Analysis of Data from ICILS, Eveline Gebhardt, Sue Thomson, John Ainley, and Kylie Hillman

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Analysis of National Learning Assessment Systems [ANLAS], Global Partnership for Education

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Analysis of National Learning Assessment Systems [ANLAS] Toolkit, Global Partnership for Education and Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Building capacity for Bhutan’s learning assessment, Mee Young Han

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Building capacity for Bhutan’s learning assessment, Mee Young Han

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Effective child-focused education and nurturing care interventions, Jen Jackson, Syeda Kashfee Ahmed, Toby Carslake, and Petra Lietz

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Improving young children's learning in economically developing countries: What works, why, and where? Scoping review, Jen Jackson, Syeda Kashfee Ahmed, Toby Carslake, and Petra Lietz

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Income supplementation interventions in economically developing countries, Jen Jackson, Syeda Kashfee Ahmed, Toby Carslake, and Petra Lietz

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Integrated interventions in early childhood education and care (ECEC) in economically developing countries, Jen Jackson, Syeda Kashfee Ahmed, Toby Carslake, and Petra Lietz

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Measurement of young children's learning for program evaluation, Jen Jackson, Syeda Kashfee Ahmed, Toby Carslake, and Petra Lietz

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Parent-focused interventions in economically developing countries, Jen Jackson, Syeda Kashfee Ahmed, Toby Carslake, and Petra Lietz

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Quality-focused interventions in early childhood education and care (ECEC) in economically developing countries, Jen Jackson, Syeda Kashfee Ahmed, Toby Carslake, and Petra Lietz

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Building standardised assessment capacity in Bangladesh, Ashtamurthy Killimangalam

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Options for Reporting against 4.1.1 when using national assessment programs, Goran Lazendic

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Improving learning for all, Geoff N. Masters

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International Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018 Final Report, Darren Matthews, Ali Radloff, Jo Doyle, and Leyna Clarke

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Not just for the kids: Adult skills in the 21st century, Juliette Mendelovits and Dave Tout

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Case Study in Papua New Guinea in information and communication technology, Adeola Monty and Yung Nietschke

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Pacific Islands Literacy & Numeracy Assessment 2018 Regional Report, Pacific Community Educational Quality and Assessment Programme

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Learning through play in primary school classrooms, Rachel Parker

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Draft NEP: How does it affect teachers? (Vol. 13 No. 3), Vimala Ramachandran

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The politics of gender, caste, and education in India (Vol. 13 No. 4), Vimala Ramachandran

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Young people’s expectations to participate in legal and illegal activities to express their opinions: Findings from ICCS 2016, Wolfram Schulz

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Civic knowledge and expected civic engagement among lower-secondary students, Wolfram Schulz and Julian Fraillon

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Developing a tool for analysing national assessment systems, Ursula Schwantner

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Supporting national learning assessment systems, Ursula Schwantner

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Case Study in Mozambique in the fields of agriculture, food security and natural resources, Amanda Taylor and Daniel Edwards

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Case Study in Pakistan in governance and leadership, Amanda Taylor and Daniel Edwards

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Australian Government scholarships assist poverty reduction and zero hunger goals in Mozambique, Amanda Taylor and Daniel Edwards

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Bangladesh Case Study: Economic Development, Amanda Taylor-Haddow, Bethany Davies, and Yung Nietschke

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Costa Rica Case Study: Environment and Agriculture, Amanda Taylor-Haddow and Daniel Edwards

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Assessing and understanding social and emotional skills: The OECD Study on Social and Emotional Skills, Sue Thomson

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PISA 2018: Reporting Australia’s Results [videorecording], Sue Thomson

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PISA 2018 Australia School Questionnaire data [SAS] [Data set], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood, and Marina Schmid

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PISA 2018 Australia School Questionnaire data [SPSS] [Data set], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood, and Marina Schmid

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PISA 2018 Australia Student and Achievement data [SAS] [Data set], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood, and Marina Schmid

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PISA 2018 Australia Student and Achievement data [SPSS] [Data set], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood, and Marina Schmid

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PISA 2018 in Brief I. Student performance, Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood, and Marina Schmid

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PISA 2018: Reporting Australia’s Results. Volume I Student Performance, Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood, and Marina Schmid

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PISA 2018: Reporting Australia’s Results. Volume I Student Performance: Data tables [Excel] [Data set], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood, and Marina Schmid

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The Teaching and Learning International Survey 2018. Australian Report Volume 1: Teachers and School Leaders as Lifelong Learners, Sue Thomson and Kylie Hillman

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A knowledge portal on learning assessments for South Asia, Sanjay Tripathi

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The Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics Program: Thinking globally in a regional context, UNICEF and Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO)

Submissions from 2018

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International Developments (no.8) 2018

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Latest from ACER international offices

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Sharing Session #2: Penilaian Pendidikan Berbasis Kinerja [Performance Based Educational Assessment], ACER Indonesia

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Learning progressions as an inclusive solution to global education monitoring, Ray J. Adams, Jen Jackson, and Ross Turner

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Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2018 Conceptual Framework, John Ainley and Ralph Carstens

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Class 3 proficiency in Afghanistan 2015-16 : Outcomes of a learning assessment of mathematical and reading literacy, Danielle Anzai, Pam Munro-Smith, Sally Robertson, Maurice Walker, and Alexander Daraganov

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Australian Alumni kicking financial goals in Mongolia, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Investment in teacher development overseas: are we making a difference?, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Reforming learning assessments in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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The UNESCO Institute for Statistics Reporting Scales Concept Note, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Tracing Australia’s contribution to international development, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Understanding the impact of ‘Australian-made skills’, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Survey and Focus Groups of Students Enrolled in Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) Offshore: Final Report, Justin Brown, Wei Buttress, and Darren Matthews

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What impact? Professional learning in Timor Leste, Adeola Capel

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Changing interests and sustained knowledge in the TALIS 2018 framework, Ralph Carstens, John Ainley, and Heather Price

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Improving literacy and numeracy in the Pacific, Elizabeth Cassity

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Measuring childhood learning in South East Asia, Jacqueline Cheng

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Driving early childhood education quality in Indonesia, Dan Cloney

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Buk bilong Pikinini Literacy Program Evaluation 2018: Evaluation Report, Dan Cloney and Prue Anderson

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PISA Australia in Focus Number 1: Sense of belonging at school, Lisa De Bortoli

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility Case Study in China - environment and public health fields, Daniel Edwards and Jo Doyle

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Case Study in Vanuatu: legal and justice fields, Daniel Edwards and Amanda Taylor

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Tracer Survey Report: Year 2 2017-18: Alumni of 1996 to 2005, Daniel Edwards and Amanda Taylor

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PISA Australia in Focus Number 2: Educational expectations, Kylie Hillman

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Evaluating the impact of teaching assistants, Mirkka Jokelainen

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From access to quality: improving learning outcomes in South Asia, Amit Kaushik