Dave Tout
Senior Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Dave has worked extensively across Australia and internationally in adult and youth literacy, numeracy and mathematics education research, teaching, and learning, with a focus on professional development, curriculum, teaching materials and assessment. Dave has wide experience in education, working across schools, TAFE colleges, adult community education providers, universities, national educational bodies and with workplaces and industry. Dave has been involved in the development and writing of the numeracy and maths assessments in the OECD’s Programme in Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Dave is currently the Chair of the Numeracy Expert Group for PIAAC. Over the years, Dave has contributed to many Australian state and national curriculum frameworks, including the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF), and the numeracy and mathematics domains of adult education certificates and Year 11 and 12 secondary school certificates. Dave is a Senior Research Fellow, Numeracy and Mathematics, at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and a numeracy and mathematics education consultant.