Dr Tim Friedman joined ACER in 2007, and works as a Research Fellow within the
International Surveys program. 

Tim has worked on several international projects for both the International Association
for the Evaluation of Education Achievement (IEA) and the Organization for Economic
Co-operation and Development (OECD) in a range of roles, from instrument development and
field operations to data analysis and report writing. Tim has also been largely involved
in national projects within the Higher Education program at ACER, including studies
establishing the criterion validity of the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission
Test (GAMSAT), UNITEST, Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) and Undergraduate Medicine
and Health Sciences Test (UMAT), as well as evaluations for the Catholic Education
Commission of Victoria (CECV), and Microsoft Partners in Learning Connected Learning
Schools project. 

In 2011, Tim was awarded a PhD in Psychology at Monash University for his investigation
into the detection subtle deficits in cognitive decline, using a novel computer based
test of cognitive function. 

Refereed Articles

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Same admissions tools, different outcomes : a critical perspective on predictive validity in three undergraduate medical schools (with Daniel Edwards and Jacob Pearce), BMC Medical Education (2013)

Admission to medical school is one of the most highly competitive entry points in higher...

 

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Using aptitude testing to diversify higher education intake – an Australian case study (with Daniel Edwards and Hamish B. Coates), Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management (2013)

Australian higher education is currently entering a new phase of growth. Within the remit of...

 

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A survey of international practice in university admissions testing (with Daniel Edwards and Hamish B. Coates), Journal of Higher Education Management and Policy (2012)

This paper explores how admissions tests are used in different higher education systems around the...

 

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Subtle cognitive impairment in elders with Mini-Mental State Examination scores within the ‘normal’ range (with G W. Yelland and S R. Robinson), International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (2012)

The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) is commonly used as a screening test for dementia, yet...

 

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VET leadership for the future : characteristics, contexts and capabilities (with Hamish Bennett Coates, Lynn Meek, Justin Brown, Peter Noonan, and John Mitchell), Journal of Further and Higher Education (2012)

This paper examines leadership in Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector. VET leaders make...

 

Books

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ICCS 2009 Encyclopedia : Approaches to civic and citizenship education around the world (with John Ainley and Wolfram Schulz), Civics and Citizenship Assessment (2013)

The International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS 2009) investigated the ways in which countries...

 

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ICCS 2009 Latin American Report : civic knowledge and attitudes among lower-secondary students in six Latin American countries (with Wolfram Schulz, John Ainley, and Petra Lietz), Civics and Citizenship Assessment (2011)

The International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) focused on the ways in which young...

 

Contributions to Books

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Scaling procedures for ICCS questionnaire items (with Wolfram Schulz), ICCS 2009 Technical Report (2011)

This chapter describes the procedures used to scale the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study...

 

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Translation and national adaptations of ICCS 2009 instruments (with Barbara Malak, Alana Yu, and Wolfram Schulz), ICCS 2009 Technical Report (2011)

In close collaboration with the participating countries, the international study center (ISC) developed an international...

 

Unpublished Papers

Connected Learning Schools Project: ACER evaluation report (with Hamish Coates) (2009)

Between 2006 and 2009, the New South Wales Partners in Learning Project was called Connected...

 

Presentations

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The role of civic participation in national and school curricula (with John Ainley), Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) (2012)

Civic and citizenship education is increasingly conceptualized in national curricula within a lifelong learning perspective...

 

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Design and implementation of the IEA Civic and Citizenship Education Study (with Julian Fraillon and Barbara Malak), Civics and Citizenship Assessment (2011)

This paper provides an overview of the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) and...

 

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Priorities for Civic and Citizenship Education in Europe (with David Kerr and Linda Sturman), Civics and Citizenship Assessment (2011)

The International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) focused on the ways in which young...

 

Reports

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Industry, Employment, and Population profile: Supporting Analysis: Gippsland Tertiary Education Plan (with Daniel Edwards and Paul R. Weldon), Higher Education Research (2011)

There is considerable interest in the provision and access to tertiary education within the Victoria...

 
Establishing the criterion validity of UMAT : a multi-cohort study of Australian medical students (with Daniel Edwards and Hamish Coates), Dr. Daniel Edwards (2011)
 

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Research Report: Australian Regional Higher Education: Student characteristics and experiences (with Sarah Richardson), Higher Education Research (2011)

This study was undertaken for the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) by...

 

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VET Leadership for the Future: contexts, characteristics and capabilities (with Hamish Bennett Coates, Lynn V. Meek, Justin Brown, Peter Noonan, and John Mitchell), Higher Education Research (2010)

This study examines leadership in Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector. VET leaders make...

 

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VET Leadership for the Future: contexts, characteristics and capabilities : research briefing. (with Hamish Bennett Coates, Lynn V. Meek, Justin Brown, Peter Noonan, and John Mitchell), Higher Education Research (2010)

Key insights:

Leadership is about managing change and guiding growth in fluid environments.

Leadership requires...