The OECDsTeaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) collects internationally comparable data on the learning environment and the working conditions of teachers and principals in schools across the world.

The results of the survey continue to provide valid, timely and comparable information from the perspective of school practitioners to help countries review and define policies for developing a high-quality teaching profession. 

Here is a summary of what we learned from teachers and principals in TALIS 2013:


Results from the 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) show ...



Characteristics of Australian secondary school principals as indicated in TALIS 2013 are ...


TALIS 2018 Dates

Term 1, 2017 Survey is trialled in a small selection of schools
Term 4, 2017 Final survey is circulated to a random section of schools across Australia
2018 Results are collated and analysed
June, 2019 International report is published by the OECD
Late 2019 Australian report is published by ACER

Was my school involved?

Australia’s participation in TALIS 2018 is managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research.

This third TALIS cycle was conducted in the southern hemisphere during Term 1 and Term 4, 2017. A small random sample of schools was invited to take part in the Field Trial, and a nationally representative sample of Australian primary and secondary schools was invited to participate in the Main Survey. All participating schools contribute to our growing understanding of the teaching profession both locally and internationally.

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