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Explainer: What is TIMSS?
TIMSS National Project Coordinator Sue Thomson answers the key questions: what is TIMSS, what do the tests look like and how is TIMSS different from PISA?
Using assessment data to inform remote teaching practice
Explore how teachers can use a range of assessment data to identify learning needs and differentiate teaching and learning for students in an emergency remote teaching environment in a webinar by ACER's Dr Katie Richardson. [45-minute view]
Assessment, Examination, Evaluation: Are they interchangeable?
In the last sharing session on 13 November 2020, ACER Indonesia with the Indonesian Educational Evaluation Association (HEPI) and Indonesian Psychometric Association (APSIMETRI) raise the phenomena where the term of examination, evaluation, testing, and assessment are used interchangeably not only by the public but even among educators and practitioners. And once the answer is clear on whether they really are interchangeable or not, a no less important question is; why does it matter for us to know the difference?
Enhancing national examinations in Saudi Arabia
ACER is supporting continued educational links between Saudi Arabia and Australia, working with education officials in the Arab Kingdom to improve the country’s examination processes.
Assessments in Indonesia: Emphasis on clarity and risk mitigation
In the online sharing session held by ACER Indonesia on 9 October 2020 titled 'UN, AKM, UTBK: Similarities and Differences', speakers expressed their concern regarding the need for clarity about each assessment to avoid new problems that might overshadow the nation’s attempt to improve students' learning outcomes.