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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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

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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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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Case Study in Mongolia: management and commerce fields, Rachel Parker and Jennie Chainey

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Case Study in Indonesia - education field, Rachel Parker and Debbie Wong

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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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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Case Study in Solomon Islands: health field, Amanda Taylor and Jennie Chainey

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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

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Australia Awards alumni help rebuild education sector in post-tsunami Indonesia, Debbie Wong and Rachel Parker

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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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Case Study #3: Kenya, Daniel Edwards and Adeola Capel

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Tracer Survey Report: Year 1: 2016-17: Alumni of 2006 to 2010, Daniel Edwards and Amanda Taylor

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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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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Case Study #1: Fiji, Rachel Parker and Amanda Taylor

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Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Case Study #4: Nepal, Rachel Parker and Amanda Taylor

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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] [Data set], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, and Catherine Underwood

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

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

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PISA 2015 Australia Student and Achievement data [SPSS] [Data set], 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] [Data set], 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

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Infografis: Kata-kata bijak tentang relasi antar sesama, Rebecca Vukovic

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