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 2021

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ACER and UNICEF partner in assessment and evaluation

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A needs-based early childhood care and development model

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Building partnerships in remote education during COVID-19

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Improving learning outcomes through teacher development

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International Developments (no.10) 2021

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Investigating the impact of learning through play at school

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Measuring the impact of a girls education program in Zambia

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Monitoring progress towards the SDGs

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Nepal shifts to the testing of higher order skills

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Reviewing professional development programs on inclusive teaching and learning

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Uncovering learning inequities in Southeast Asia

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Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships: Alumni Survey 2021, Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility

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Teaching and Learning International Survey, Australian Council for Educational Research

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The Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics Program, Australian Council for Educational Research

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Citizen-led Assessments: A Model for Evidence-based Advocacy and Action to Improve Learning, Suman Bhattacharjea, Sehar Saeed, Rajib Timalsina, and Syeed Ahamed

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Remote Education Responses to COVID-19 in the Indo-Pacific Region. Document review, Anna Dabrowski and Yung Nietschke

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Case Study — Alumni contributions to the COVID-19 pandemic response, Jo Doyle and Leyna Clarke

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Infografik: Efektivitas pembelajaran jarak jauh selama COVID-19, Jo Earp

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Infografik: Guru dengan pekerjaan sampingan, Jo Earp

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Infografik: Isu penghambat kelancaran proses belajar di sekolah, Jo Earp

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Enhancing the National Assessment System to Improve Learning Outcomes in Bhutan: Case Study 2020-2021, Anu Radha Sharma, Anannya Chakraborty, and Arjun Kumar Gurung

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Australia: PISA Australia—Excellence and Equity?, Sue Thomson

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PISA 2018: Australia in Focus Number 1: Academic resilience among Australian students, Sue Thomson

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TIMSS 2019 Australia. Volume II: School and classroom contexts for learning, Sue Thomson, Nicole Wernert, Sarah Buckley, Sima Rodrigues, Elizabeth O'Grady, and Marina Schmid

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TIMSS 2019 Australian Year 4 and Year 8 data [SAS & SPSS], Sue Thomson, Nicole Wernert, Sima Rodrigues, and Elizabeth O'Grady

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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Survey of Teachers in Pre-primary Education (STEPP): Lessons from the implementation of the pilot study and field trial of international survey instruments, Syeda Kashfee Ahmed, Maurice Walker, and Yoshie Kaga

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Case Study Interview Guides, Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility

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Global Tracer Facility Global Tracer Survey 2020 (Year 5) Survey Instrument Items, Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility

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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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The Annual Status of Education Report survey: Monitoring learning levels of children in rural India, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Kiribati Case Study: Mapping Alumni Networks and Links to Australia, Sarah Buckley, Amanda Taylor-Haddow, Dean Lusher, and Leyna Clarke

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Re-examining participatory approaches in education, Anannya Chakraborty

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Philippines Case Study: Peace, Security and Inclusive Development, Jo Doyle and Amanda Haddow

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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: Alumni Case Study: Outcomes and impact of globally mobile alumni, Daniel Edwards and Jo Doyle

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Global Impact of Australian Aid Scholarships: long-term outcomes of alumni: A report by the Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility, Daniel Edwards, Jo Doyle, Amanda Haddow, and Ali Radloff

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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

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TIMSS 2019 Australia Highlights, Sue Thomson, Nicole Wernert, Sima Rodrigues, and Elizabeth O'Grady

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TIMSS 2019 Australia. Volume I: Student performance, Sue Thomson, Nicole Wernert, Sima Rodrigues, and Elizabeth O'Grady

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SEA-PLM 2019 Main Regional Report: Children’s learning in 6 Southeast Asian countries, UNICEF and Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO)

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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Teacher Development Multi-Year Study Series: Timor Leste: Interim Report 1, Elizabeth Cassity, Jennie Chainey, and Sheldon Rothman

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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?, Vimala Ramachandran

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The politics of gender, caste, and education in India, 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