Sarah Buckley


STEM pathways: the impact of equity, motivation and prior achievement

To improve pathways and outcomes for disadvantaged students in the future, this report finds that demonstrating to young people the value and applicability of mathematics in early adolescence was a key determinant of students’ future persistence in STEM.

PISA 2012: how Australia measures up

This report presents the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 assessment for Australia. Executive summary PISA seeks to measure how well young adults at age 15 (and, therefore, near the end of compulsory schooling in most participating education systems) are prepared...

Footprints in time

This report presents the results of two projects examining Indigenous Children's language development. Abstract This report presents the results of administration of the Who Am I? and the Renfrew Word Finding Vocabulary Test for the LSIC Wave 2 data collection in 2009. Who am I...

Food, fibre and the future

Primary Industry plays a vital role in Australian’s economy and society, but the gap between rural and urban communities is growing, contributing to a lack of understanding of where food and other basic necessities of life come from. The recent television advertisement in which the...

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...