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Conference keynotes united on unlocking student progress

Conference keynotes united on unlocking student progress

Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021

Delegates to ACER’s Research Conference 2021 will hear that evidence-based learning progressions are the key to navigating curriculum expectations and targeting teaching to meet student learning needs.

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National Australian teacher survey opens

National Australian teacher survey opens

Friday, 2 Jul 2021

The Teachers Report Card survey is now open.

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Research showcase opportunity offered as conference goes online

Research showcase opportunity offered as conference goes online

Wednesday, 23 Jun 2021

ACER’s annual Research Conference is returning between 16-20 August, following a pandemic-related pause in 2020. This year, it is a fully virtual program of 20 presentations by leading thinkers in education research from around the globe

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