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 and global development in conjunction with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as part of the Education Analytics Service (EAS), and the Global Education Monitoring Centre (GEM).

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Submissions from 2018

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Education Sector Interconnections: Practitioner level, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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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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Higher Education: Foundation level, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Higher Education: Practitioner level, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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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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Improving literacy and numeracy in the Pacific, Elizabeth Cassity

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Infographic: Teacher training in student career guidance, Dominique Russell

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International Developments (no.8) 2018

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

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Latest from ACER international offices

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Learning Assessment: Foundation level, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Learning Assessment: Practitioner level, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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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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Measuring childhood learning in South East Asia, Jacqueline Cheng

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Monitoring and Evaluation: Foundation level, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Monitoring and Evaluation: Practitioner level, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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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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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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PISA Australia in Focus Number 3: Motivation, Catherine Underwood

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PISA Australia in Focus Number 4: Anxiety, Marina Schmid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Australian Education System: Foundation level, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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The Australian Education System: Practitioner level, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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The Role of Key Stakeholders in Education and Aid Effectiveness Principles: Foundation level, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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The Role of Key Stakeholders in Education and Aid Effectiveness Principles: Practitioner level, 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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What impact? Professional learning in Timor Leste, Adeola Capel

Submissions from 2017

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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 #3: Kenya, Daniel Edwards and Adeola Capel

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

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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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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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Call for cosmopolitan learning for future leaders, Sarah Richardson

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

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Current international projects

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

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Developing a strategy for quality pre-primary education for all and parenting education for ECCE - Policy options and road map, David Harding, Isabella Tirtowalujo, Sheldon Shaeffer, Dan Cloney, Gutama, Burhanuddin, Nurlaila Nuzulul Qurany, Widarmi Wijana, and Trevino Pakasi

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

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Improving girls’ education in Malawi, Sally Robertson

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Improving student learning in Mali, Petra Lietz

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In Afghanistan, teachers matter, Tim Friedman

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

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

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International Developments (no.7) 2017

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

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

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

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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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Progress towards a global measurement scale, Ray J. Adams

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Studying early childhood education in the Philippines, Amanda Taylor

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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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What impact? Professional learning in Timor Leste, Adeola Capel

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

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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

Submissions from 2016

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A collaborative approach to national assessment in Saudi Arabia

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A global measure of digital and ICT literacy skills, John Ainley, Wolfram Schulz, and Julian Fraillon

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Building assessment capability in South East Asia, Jeaniene Spink

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Citizen-led educational monitoring shows promise

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Class 6 school factors in Afghanistan 2013 : the relationship between school factors and student outcomes from a learning assessment of mathematical, reading and writing literacy, Tim Friedman, Sally Robertson, Stephanie Templeton, and Maurice Walker

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IEAA Excellence Awards 2016: Stuart Hughes, International Education Association of Australia (IEAA)

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IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016 Assessment Framework, Wolfram Schulz, John Ainley, Julian Fraillon, Bruno Losito, and Gabriella Agrusti

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Improving Quality Education and Children’s Learning Outcomes and Effective Practices in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region : Appendices, Tim Friedman, Ursula Schwantner, Jeaniene Spink, Naoko Tabata, and Charlotte Waters

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Improving Quality Education and Children’s Learning Outcomes and Effective Practices in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region : Main report, Tim Friedman, Ursula Schwantner, Jeaniene Spink, Naoko Tabata, and Charlotte Waters

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Improving Quality Education and Children’s Learning Outcomes and Effective Practices in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region : Rwanda : Country case study, Ursula Schwantner

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Improving Quality Education and Children’s Learning Outcomes and Effective Practices in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region : Zimbabwe : Country case study, Elizabeth Cassity

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International Developments (no.6) 2016

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ISA : International Schools' Assessment, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Mapping progress : using data for teaching and learning, Geoff N. Masters

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Mapping Researcher Mobility: Measuring research collaboration among APEC economies, Ali Radloff

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Measuring learning : why we need to learn together, Jeaniene Spink

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Measuring the impact of citizen-led assessments for improving the quality of education, Mollie Tobin and Petra Lietz

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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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Monitoring Trends in Educational Growth in Afghanistan : class 6 school factors 2013, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Next steps: measuring reading progress, Ross Turner

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Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment : Collaboration and innovation in reporting and dissemination, Michelle Belisle, Elizabeth Cassity, Ratieli Kacilala, Mere T. Seniloli, and Torika Taoi

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PISA 2015 : a first look at Australia’s results data tables [Excel] [Data set], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, and Catherine Underwood