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Research Conference 2022 - Masterclass 2

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ACER's Learning Progressions

Monday 29 August 9:00am – 1:00pm
Led by Charlotte Waters, Prue Anderson, Ross Turner, Sandra Knowles, Dara Ramalingam, Stavroula Zoumboulis and Kat McGill, ACER

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Masterclass 2: ACER's Learning Progressions

Monday 29 August 9:00am – 1:00pm
Led by Charlotte Waters, Prue Anderson, Ross Turner, Sandra Knowles, Dara Ramalingam, Stavroula Zoumboulis and Kat McGill, ACER

A learning progression (LP) is a description of growth in an area of learning. Following the 2018 release of David Gonski’s Through growth to achievement: Report of the review to achieve educational excellence in schools, LPs have attracted considerable attention in Australia. They have also attracted attention internationally, particularly in the US.

ACER has developed LPs for reading and mathematics. They have been developed by drawing on items and data from a range of assessments. They are also informed by research on learning and by the experiences and observations of teachers.

This half-day masterclass will work with ACER’s learning progressions (LPs) for reading and mathematics. It will be divided into two parts. In part 1, participants will review the theoretical background, development and intended uses of ACER’s LPs. In part 2, participants will break out into their preferred groups with a focus on either reading or mathematics. Each group will undertake guided activities, either working individually or in smaller groups. The activities will involve:

  • exploring how ACER’s LPs define reading and mathematics and represent attainment and growth in these learning areas
  • exploring how ACER’s LPs can be used to measure attainment and monitor growth
  • using ACER’s LPs to plan lessons that can cater for a range of levels of learning attainment within the same classroom
  • using ACER’s LPs as the basis for formulating useful feedback about learning attainment and learning growth for students and parents.

ACER’s LPs will continue to evolve. As a participant of this masterclass you will be able to take a first look at current versions of the LPs for reading and mathematics. In addition, you will be invited to join the network of people who will contribute to the evaluation and refinement of these versions.

All ACER masterclasses are mapped to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and where applicable, the Australian Qualifications Framework.


Global leaders in education practice, policy and research come together to explore how to make assessment work for learners and learning in a rapidly changing world. Four days, online and flexible.

ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policymakers and professional practitioners since it was established in 1930.

As an independent non-government organisation, ACER generates its entire income through contracted research and development projects, and through developing and distributing products and services, with operating surplus directed back into research and development.

Information about the Research Conference 2022 can be found here: https://www.researchconference.com.au/

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