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TIMSS: What it will take to lift maths and science learning?

29 November 2016

The latest international survey shows that Australian students’ mathematics and science achievement levels continue to slide. So what it will take to lift them?

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What can TIMSS tell us about the average Australian classroom?

29 November 2016

Sue Thomson explores what the results from an international assessment of mathematics and science reveal about the students in a typical Australian classroom.

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Learning needs in the deaf education sector

24 November 2016

Professional learning can help teachers to support deaf students’ mental health and wellbeing, so that they may succeed socially and academically. Julie Kos explains.

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Exploring the policy use of large-scale assessment data

15 November 2016

A new publication will examine the link between large-scale assessments and education policy through examples from the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the Middle East. Petra Lietz reports.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, School, International

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Turning theory into practice: Teaching STEM to primary students

08 November 2016

An ACER research review suggests that fundamental STEM skills should be established in primary school and that the most effective way to do this is through an integrated approach to teaching STEM.

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The very model of a modern mathematician

02 November 2016

The benefits are many for high school students from around Australia who put their problem-solving and mathematical skills to the test in the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge, says Ross Turner.

Assessment, Numeracy, Student Engagement, School