To deliver high-quality skills-based assessment to over 3000 schools
The not-for-profit Australian Council for Educational Research (India) and Indiannica Learning Private Limited are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership. The purpose of this partnership is to deliver the International Benchmark Test (IBT), a grade-appropriate high-quality assessment developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to schools across India.
The IBT benchmarks student performance across schools nationally and internationally and provides reliable evidence of student progress between grades and over time. It is a skill-based assessment that measures learning in English, Mathematics, Science, and Reasoning for students at levels 3 to 10. The IBT provides diagnostic data and a comprehensive set of reports to schools and parents that help them gain a complete picture of student performance and identify the next steps in learning. ACER has offered IBT to schools in India since 2005 and 1.8 million tests have been taken till now.
Announcing the partnership, Amit Kaushik, CEO ACER India, said, “ACER India and Indiannica Learning both represent organisations with a history of international high-quality educational research and a shared interest in student learning. As a not-for-profit organisation, our mission is to support countries and schools in improving learning, and we believe that this partnership will go a long way towards achieving that goal.”
ACER India and Indiannica Learning will work together to expand and strengthen IBT’s pan-India reach, with a special focus on Indiannica’s ecosystem of over 3000 schools. The partnership will ensure that a world-class assessment based on psychometric analysis and the work of highly experienced researchers is made available to more schools across the country.
Sharing his excitement, Sumit Gupta, Managing Director, Indiannica Learning Pvt. Ltd., said, “At Indiannica, our mission is to enrich learners’ experiences though our varied and trusted learning solutions. In keeping with that philosophy, our partnership with ACER India will enable us to provide schools with another novel way to enrich learning experiences. The IBT programme will ensure that our association with our school partners is not limited to just assessment solutions and reporting but also assist the school in diagnostics and interventions to help students learn better.”
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world’s leading not-for-profit, independent educational research organisations. Since it was established in 1930, ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policymakers and professional practitioners worldwide. ACER has been instrumental in the implementation, management and reporting of large-scale international surveys such as Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS).
ACER India was established in 2005 to become the South Asian branch of ACER. ACER India enables ACER to provide its expertise and services in the region, undertaking educational research, large-scale assessments, capacity building programmes, and monitoring and evaluation for a range of clients in India and the South Asia region, including governments and international agencies.
About Indiannica Learning Private Limited
Indiannica Learning Private Limited (formerly known as Encyclopaedia Britannica (India) Private Limited), since its inception in 2009 has been a pioneer in products that promote knowledge and learning. The company has an extensive product catalogue comprising specialised curricular learning solutions consisting of textbooks, interactive student and teacher resources, teacher training materials, educational, instructional, and information products as well as technology solutions. We strongly involve ourselves with schools, parents, and educators, designing products for the 21st century classroom and today’s home learning environments, while continuing our association with global educational publisher, Encyclopaedia Britannica as exclusive licensee of Encyclopaedia Britannica curricular solutions.
The development was reported by prnewswire.co.in