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Recognising everyday science in the early years
A set of free ACER resources aims to improve young children’s scientific understanding by encouraging educators to recognise science not just as subject but as an approach to learning that is present in everyday activities.
Selling success: Australia’s 2020 maths modelling challenge winners
Two teams have been selected to represent Australia in the 2020 International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C), and a further four Australian teams awarded honours.
GAMSAT exam to move online
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.
New Certified Practising Principals announced
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
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.
Australian secondary school teachers face more diversity in their classrooms
29 November 2019: Australian lower secondary schools and teachers are dealing with more diverse and potentially more challenging classrooms than across the OECD and in many high performing countries, according to a new report from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).