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ACER early childhood expert joins government advisory panel

ACER early childhood expert joins government advisory panel

Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021

ACER Research Director Dr Dan Cloney has been appointed to the Australian Government's Preschools Outcomes Measure Expert Advisory Group.

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Modelling greatness

Modelling greatness

Tuesday, 24 Aug 2021

A team of Australian school students has received the second highest honour in the 2021 International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C), contested by 51 teams from 27 different countries.

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Homework for universities: Employability for future generations

Homework for universities: Employability for future generations

Tuesday, 10 Aug 2021

Tracer studies are one of universities' attempts to address the risk of graduates being unemployed or in a lower skilled job due to lack of relevant and quality education obtained during higher education.

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The ACER Foundation initiates, develops and manages research-based projects that aim to address the needs of educationally disadvantaged groups in the community.

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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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Established in 1930, ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policy makers and professional practitioners

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