Geoff Masters is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of the Australian
Council for Educational Research (ACER) – roles he has held since 1998.
He has a PhD in educational measurement from the University of Chicago and has published
widely in the fields of educational assessment and research.
Professor Masters has served on a range of bodies, including terms as President of the
Australian College of Educators; founding President of the Asia-Pacific Educational
Research Association; member of the Business Council of Australia’s Education, Skills and
Innovation Taskforce; member of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO; and member
of the International Baccalaureate Research Committee. He is currently a member of the
Advisory Board for the Science of Learning Research Centre, the ABC Digital Education
Advisory Group, the national Board of Life Education Australia and the Board of the
Academy of Education, Arts and Sciences.
He has conducted a number of reviews for governments, including a review of examination
procedures in the NSW Higher School Certificate (2002); an investigation of options for
the introduction of an Australian Certificate of Education (2005); a national review of
options for reporting and comparing school performances (2008); and reviews of strategies
for improving literacy and numeracy learning in government schools in Queensland (2009)
and the Northern Territory (2011). He has recently undertaken a review of senior
secondary assessment and tertiary entrance procedures in Queensland.
Professor Masters is an adjunct professor in the Queensland Brain Institute. His
contributions to education have been recognised through the award of the Australian
College of Educators’ Medal in 2009 and his appointment as an Officer of the Order of
Australia in 2014.
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