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

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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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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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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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Building standardised assessment capacity in Bangladesh, Ashtamurthy Killimangalam

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Improving learning for all, Geoff N. Masters

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

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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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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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Australian Government scholarships assist poverty reduction and zero hunger goals in Mozambique, Amanda Taylor 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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A knowledge portal on learning assessments for South Asia, Sanjay Tripathi

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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Australia Awards alumni help rebuild education sector in post-tsunami Indonesia, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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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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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

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

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Implementing large-scale education assessments, Geoff N. Masters

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Improving girls’ education in Malawi, Sally Robertson

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Supporting assessment of teaching and learning of 21st century skills, Sally Robertson

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Infographic: Teacher training in student career guidance, Dominique Russell

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PISA Australia in Focus Number 4: Anxiety, Marina Schmid

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SEA-PLM survey preparations begin in SE Asia, Jeaniene Spink

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Super synthesis: Evidence of what works in education for development, Jeaniene Spink

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PIRLS 2016 Australian Year 4 data [SAS], Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Marina Schmid, Sima Rodrigues, and Jessica Fullarton

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PIRLS 2016 Australian Year 4 data [SPSS], Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Marina Schmid, Sima Rodrigues, and Jessica Fullarton

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PIRLS 2016 Reporting Australia's results data tables [Excel file], Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Marina Schmid, Sima Rodrigues, and Jessica Fullarton

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Development of Reporting Scales for Reading and Mathematics: A report describing the process for building the UIS Reporting Scales, Ross Turner, Ray Adams, Ursula Schwantner, Dan Cloney, Claire Scoular, Prue Anderson, Alexander Daraganov, Jen Jackson, Sandra Knowles, Gayl O'Connor, Pam Munro-Smith, Stavroula Zoumboulis, and Pauline Rogers

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PISA Australia in Focus Number 3: Motivation, Catherine Underwood

Submissions from 2017

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Current international projects

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International Developments (no.7) 2017

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Working with UIS towards a global measurement scale for learning, Ray Adams

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Progress towards a global measurement scale, Ray J. Adams

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Monitoring learning against the Sustainable Development Goals, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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What impact? Professional learning in Timor Leste, Adeola Capel

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In Afghanistan, teachers matter, Tim Friedman

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Cooperation is vital : Working together to improve learning, Richa Jain

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Improving student learning in Mali, Petra Lietz

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Young People’s Perception of Europe in a Time of Change: IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016 European Report, Bruno Losito, Gabriella Agrusti, Valeria Damiani, and Wolfram Schulz

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Call for cosmopolitan learning for future leaders, Sarah Richardson

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Improving girls’ education in Malawi, Sally Robertson

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Girls’ Primary and Secondary Education in Malawi: Sector Review: Final Report, Sally Robertson, Elizabeth Cassity, and Esthery Kunkwenzu

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Becoming Citizens in a Changing World: IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016 International Report, Wolfram Schulz, John Ainley, Julian Fraillon, Bruno Losito, Gabriella Agrusti, and Tim Friedman

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In Africa, many are in school but not learning, Ursula Schwantner

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Large-scale assessments in the context of developing countries, Ursula Schwantner

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Curriculum audit informs development of a regional assessment framework, Jeaniene Spink

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What Works Best in Education for Development: a Super Synthesis of the Evidence, Jeaniene Spink, Elizabeth Cassity, and Adam Rorris

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Studying early childhood education in the Philippines, Amanda Taylor

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PISA 2015: Financial literacy in Australia, Sue Thomson and Lisa De Bortoli

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PISA 2015 Australia School Questionnaire data [SAS], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, and Catherine Underwood

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PISA 2015 Australia School Questionnaire data [SPSS], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, and Catherine Underwood

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PISA 2015 Australia Student and Achievement data [SAS], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, and Catherine Underwood

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PISA 2015 Australia Student and Achievement data [SPSS], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, and Catherine Underwood

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PISA 2015: Reporting Australia's results, Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, and Catherine Underwood

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PISA 2015: Reporting Australia's results data tables [6 zipped Excel files], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, and Catherine Underwood

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Highlights from PIRLS 2016: Australia's perspective, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Marina Schmid, Sima Rodrigues, and Jessica Fullarton

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PIRLS 2016: Reporting Australia's results, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Marina Schmid, Sima Rodrigues, and Jessica Fullarton

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TIMSS 2015 Australian Year 4 data [SAS & SPSS], Sue Thomson, Nicole Wernert, Elizabeth O'Grady, and Sima Rodrigues

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TIMSS 2015 Australian Year 8 data [SAS & SPSS], Sue Thomson, Nicole Wernert, Elizabeth O'Grady, and Sima Rodrigues

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TIMSS 2015: Reporting Australia’s results, Sue Thomson, Nicole Wernert, Elizabeth O'Grady, and Sima Rodrigues

Submissions from 2016

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A collaborative approach to national assessment in Saudi Arabia

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Citizen-led educational monitoring shows promise

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International Developments (no.6) 2016

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The big picture : The impact of assessments on education policy

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Monitoring Trends in Educational Growth: Assessment Framework for Afghanistan, ACER Centre for Global Education Monitoring (ACER-GEM)

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PISA For Development Technical Strand A: Enhancement of PISA Cognitive Instruments, Ray J. Adams and John Cresswell