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From scores to learning: rethinking success in Indian school education

From scores to learning: rethinking success in Indian school education

Sunday, 25 Apr 2021

The educational challenges brought about by the pandemic may catalyse the creation of an education system where all stakeholders take their eyes off scores and help every child learn better.

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Be an early adapter, with a new way to test

Be an early adapter, with a new way to test

Thursday, 22 Apr 2021

Standardised testing is generally considered 'fair' because all students are treated the same. But does the approach confuse equality with equity? A new computer adaptive progressive achievement test is a fairer, more accurate way to assess.

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ACER wins workplace award

ACER wins workplace award

Wednesday, 21 Apr 2021

ACER has been honoured in the 2021 AFR BOSS Best Places to Work list: Government, Education & Not-for-Profit.

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Major projects of the ACER Foundation include the School Readiness Initiative for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and the Australian STEM Video Games Challenge.

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