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Marina Nicholas


Challenges for Australian education: results from PISA 2009

The reading literacy of Australian 15-year-old students has fallen sharply over the past decade, results from the 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reveal. The Australian national report shows Australia’s results have also slipped in mathematics but held ground in science. PISA measures how...

TIMSS 2007: Taking a closer look at mathematics and science in Australia

The latest results from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) show that Australian Year 4 students have displayed some improvement in Mathematics achievement since 2003. But achievement levels of Australian students have remained static in Year 8 mathematics and Year 4 science...

Participation in science, mathematics and technology in Australian education

A new report released today by the (ACER) has confirmed that Australia faces significant challenges in boosting participation in science and mathematics studies in school education, university studies and in the teaching workforce. It provides updated figures on: • the performance of Australian school students...