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ACER has more than 400 staff in offices around the world.

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Insights from world-class learning systems

Insights from world-class learning systems

Thursday, 15 Feb 2024

ACER Chief Executive Professor Geoff Masters is sharing insights from his latest research in a special Teacher podcast miniseries.

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The Government of West Bengal and ACER India sign a MOU to enhance educational assessments

The Government of West Bengal and ACER India sign a MOU to enhance educational assessments

Thursday, 1 Feb 2024

Today, the School Education Department, Government of West Bengal and the Australian Council for Educational Research (India) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on ‘Transforming Educational Assessments in Schools of West Bengal’.

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Reading harder for bullied, tired and hungry students

Reading harder for bullied, tired and hungry students

Wednesday, 24 Jan 2024

An international survey has found 37% of year 4 students in Australia who participated were experiencing multiple challenges in their school life that affected their reading performance.

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The ACER Foundation initiates, develops and manages research-based projects that aim to address the needs of educationally disadvantaged groups in the community.

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Major projects of the ACER Foundation include the School Readiness Initiative for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and the Australian STEM Video Games Challenge.

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The ACER Alumni community has been established through the ACER Foundation to link together former and current senior staff, through activities that highlight new strategic developments in the organisation.

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Established in 1930, ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policy makers and professional practitioners

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