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New Certified Practising Principals announced
Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020

The Certified Practising Principal (CPP) Board today announced the latest principals to have achieved professional certification.

PISA 2018: Australian student performance in long-term decline
Tuesday, 3 Dec 2019

7pm, Tuesday 3 December 2019: A report released today paints a picture of long-term decline in Australian students’ reading, mathematics and science skills – and, for the first time in the assessment’s history, we have fallen to meet an OECD average, in mathematics performance.

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Supporting high-quality assessment in Bhutan
Education & Development
Friday, 17 Jan 2020

ACER India has conducted a series of workshops to increase Bhutan’s expertise in national assessment item development, questionnaire design and sampling procedures. Anu Radha Sharma reports.

Exploring Year 12 maths performance and university achievement
Higher Education
Thursday, 19 Dec 2019

New analysis shows that both students’ choice of senior school mathematics subjects and their subsequent performance are related to achievement in university science and maths classes.

Investing in teacher development: Building an evidence base in Lao PDR
Education & Development
Monday, 9 Dec 2019

A four year study in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is investigating the extent to which investment in teacher development improves teaching quality and student literacy in Lao language.

Focus on basics leaves schoolkids short in essential deep thinking
Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019

The declining performance of Australian school students is in the spotlight again. But is there anything governments can do to arrest the decline? Geoff Masters responds.

‘Better than Harvard’ – a CPP reflects on principal certification
Monday, 13 Jan 2020

Busy leaders often struggle to make time for their own professional development, but this principal says a significant period of change was exactly the right moment to undertake professional certification. 

Breaking down emotional barriers: working with children with ASD
Thursday, 9 Jan 2020

In this story, we talk to founder of the Westmead Feelings Program, Dr Michelle Wong.

‘Little J & Big Cuz’ season two premieres Friday
Monday, 6 Jan 2020

Season two of the Logie Award-winning series Little J & Big Cuz will premiere on NITV at 7.30 pm on Friday 10 January 2020, airing weekly.

Case study: How our professional learning helped these teachers reach their goals
Thursday, 2 Jan 2020

In this article, we speak to graduates from our Graduate Certificate in Education: Assessment of Student Learning (GCEASL).

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