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Effective principals are instructional leaders

28 September 2016

A new book from ACER makes a significant contribution to school leaders’ understanding of instructional leadership and school improvement.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School


In Africa many are in school but not learning: new report on learning assessments

14 September 2016

A new ACER report for UNICEF examines the major impediments to children’s learning as a considerable proportion of students in Eastern and Southern African schools do not reach expected basic learning benchmarks in numeracy and literacy.

Literacy, Numeracy, School, International


Improving student outcomes? You have to be in it for the long haul

09 September 2016

Providing access to highly effective teachers makes a real difference for less advantaged students, and that depends on policies to recruit and retain the best, says Lawrence Ingvarson.

Quality & Standards, School

Early Childhood

Studying early childhood education in the Philippines

05 September 2016

A recent ACER research report highlights the importance of preschool education for children in the Philippines. Amanda Taylor explains.

Literacy, Numeracy, Early Childhood, School, International


Back for round two: Hosting a Principal for a day

01 September 2016

A successful first Principal for a Day event last year sees Melbourne Girls’ College eager to participate again this September.

Community Partnerships, School


International assessments in developing countries

30 August 2016

Many countries now participate in PISA, and developing countries recognise the value of participation, but using PISA in the developing world presents some technical issues, as Ray Adams explains.

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, International