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Australian students more anxious about schoolwork
Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018

Indigenous, female, migrant and low-SES students are the most anxious about their schoolwork, according to a new look at PISA data.

Gender equality the winner in student video game coding challenge
Friday, 26 Oct 2018

For the first time, equal proportions of male and female winners have been revealed in the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge.

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Medical Selection Program launches in UAE
Vocational & Adult
Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019

A new Medical Selection Program (MSP) developed to meet the needs of medical and health sciences colleges in the Middle East and North Africa has launched in Dubai. ACER Deputy CEO Ralph Saubern reports.

Bullying, school safety and student achievement
Monday, 18 Mar 2019

Lower incidences of bullying in schools are linked to higher levels of achievement, according to Sue Thomson.

Celebrating the research of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
Monday, 3 Dec 2018

ACER’s Australian Journal of Education (AJE) has published a Special Issue highlighting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s scholarly work.

Supporting national learning assessment systems
Education & Development
Friday, 15 Feb 2019

A joint initiative between the Global Partnership for Education and ACER supports countries in analysing national learning assessment systems to identify areas of improvement.

Interest in maths challenge keeps growing
Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019

The International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C) has again broken participation records, with the number of teams registered to participate growing significantly. The Australian round is under way for 2019, and teams can register until 1 April and have until 5 April to submit responses

Scottish Parliament hears from ACER on national assessments
Friday, 18 Jan 2019

ACER provides the SNSA assessments for the Scottish Government, and has provided evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee.

New Year, New Goals: How To Achieve Your Career Goals in 2019
Friday, 4 Jan 2019

Have you set yourself a career goal for 2019? January is the perfect time to step back and renew your focus on where you want to be, career-wise.

Why you should study a single masters unit
Thursday, 20 Dec 2018

Can't commit to a masters? There is another way to advance your career.

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