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Call for abstracts: International Conference on Assessment and Learning (ICAL), 8 - 10 October 2020

Call for abstracts: International Conference on Assessment and Learning (ICAL), 8 - 10 October 2020

Monday, 24 Feb 2020

International Conference on Assessment and Learning (ICAL), Bali, 8 - 10 October 2020

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Workshop on effective use of learning data

Workshop on effective use of learning data

Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020

A two-day workshop on ACER's approach to assessment and  effective use of learning data in Malaysia.

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GAMSAT exam to move online

GAMSAT exam to move online

Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020

The Graduate Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT) examination planned for 21 March will instead be run as an online exam at the end of May.

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