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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.
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...
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.
More than one third of young Australians from non-metropolitan areas relocate to a major city in the years immediately after leaving school and, although some return, non-metropolitan areas experience a net loss of a quarter of their young people.
This report is the first...
The majority of young Australians experience at least a short period of time outside of full-time education and the labour force in the early years after leaving secondary school. Kylie Hillman identifies the characteristics, activities and later destinations of young people who had spent time...
Young Australians are highly satisfied with their life and careers, according to Kylie Hillman and Julie McMillan. A study of over 6000 young people explored how their self-reported life satisfaction is related to educational activities and various labour market outcomes during the early post-school years....
Tertiary study is a largely positive experience for the vast majority of first year students, according to this report. A large majority of students reported that they liked being a student (94 per cent), tertiary student life suited them (87 per cent), they enjoyed the...
This report found that experience of working full-time early in the school-to-work transition has the most positive effect on youth labour market outcomes. In addition, early experience of unemployment has a 'scarring' effect on subsequent unemployment. The report, the latest in the Longitudinal Surveys of...
A smaller proportion of Australian teenagers are expecting to go to university or TAFE than they did fifteen years ago, according to this research.