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Sue Thomson

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PIRLS 2016: Reporting Australia's results

This report analyses and interprets the Australian data collected as part of PIRLS 2016. Where appropriate, this report makes comparisons with the results of other countries and with the international average, to better understand Australian achievement in reading literacy and its context.
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TIMSS 2015: a first look at Australia's results

This report, released by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), on the latest international study of mathematics and science achievement, reveals no improvement in the performance of Australian students. Releasing the report, ACER Director of Educational Monitoring and Research, Dr Sue Thomson, said the...
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Unfinished business: PISA shows Indigenous youth are being left behind

The latest international assessment of students’ mathematical, scientific and reading literacy – the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) – shows that the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students has remained the same for the last decade. In short, Indigenous 15-year-olds remain approximately two-and-a-half years...
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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...
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Highlights from TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 from Australia’s perspective

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) are international studies directed by the IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement), an independent international cooperative of national research institutions and government agencies that...