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Australia lifts its performance on global mathematics and science test
Australia has climbed into the top 10 countries in Year 8 maths and science, and Year 4 science as measured by TIMSS.
Explainer: What is TIMSS?
TIMSS National Project Coordinator Sue Thomson answers the key questions: what is TIMSS, what do the tests look like and how is TIMSS different from PISA?
Full TIMSS and PISA results: Time to address disadvantage is now
Two reports released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) confirm that the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students has barely narrowed over the past 15 years.
Examining Australia’s achievement in TIMSS 2015
Results from an international study of mathematics and science achievement reveal no improvement in the performance of Australian students.
TIMSS: What it will take to lift maths and science learning?
The latest international survey shows that Australian students’ mathematics and science achievement levels continue to slide. So what it will take to lift them?
Wake up call: international study shows student achievement flat-lines
A report released today 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.
- Australia was outperformed by 21 countries in Year 4 mathematics and 17 countries in Year 4 science, and by 12 countries in Year 8 mathematics and 14 countries in Year 8 science.
- Australian performances in mathematics and science have largely stagnated over the past 20 years.