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

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Fostering happiness and achievement among students: How can we make it work? 

Fostering happiness and achievement among students: How can we make it work? 

Tuesday, 19 Mar 2024

A recent webinar explored the intricate connection between students' wellbeing, academic achievement, and prospects. 

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How can school systems create the conditions for success?

How can school systems create the conditions for success?

Thursday, 14 Mar 2024

A new podcast shows how some of the world’s top-performing school systems are creating coherent, equitable and inclusive learning environments.

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Teaching literacy skills to students

Teaching literacy skills to students

Tuesday, 12 Mar 2024

Professional development can help teachers better support students in developing literacy skills. In this article, we share a model of assessment-informed professional development used in one of our IBT schools in India.

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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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In making a donation to the ACER Foundation your funds will be invested in supporting activities designed to address educational disadvantage.

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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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