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  • Australia’s performance in international student achievement tests – another perspective

    Posted 14/12/2012 by Carol Ey
    There has been considerable public discussion about Australia’s relatively poor performance in recently released international student achievement tests, with one newspaper describing the results as ‘Australia’s disaster in education’. These results have also called into question the Government’s aim to be in the top five countries on reading, mathematics and science by 2025. But just how bad are these results?The results released on Tuesday 11 December by the Australian Council for Educational ... Read more...

    TAGS: PISA, school education

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  • PISA – more than just league tables?

    Posted 12/09/2012 by Carol Ey
    In announcing the Government’s response to the Gonski Review, Prime Minister Gillard statedthat the aim of the new National Plan for School Improvement ‘is to ensure that by 2025 Australia is ranked as a top 5 country in the world for the performance of our students in Reading, Science, Mathematics’.Much of the discussion about the Australian school system has focussed on the relative (and absolute) decline of Australia in the results from the triennial Programme for International Student Assess... Read more...

    TAGS: Gonski Review of Funding for Schooling, PISA, school education

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