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The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) released the PISA 2015: Reporting Australia’s results report on Wednesday 15 March 2017 and the PISA 2015: First look report on Tuesday 6 December 2016.

PISA 2015 – managed by ACER for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – measured the scientific, reading and mathematical literacy of around 540 000 students across 72 participating countries and economies, including 35 OECD countries and 37 partner countries or economies.

Reports

PISA 2015: Reporting Australia’s results (PDF: 344 pages, 7.0 MB)
Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood. (2017) Camberwell: ACER.

PISA 2015: A first look at Australian student’s performance (PDF: 108 pages, 3.2 MB)
Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli and Catherine Underwood. (2016) Camberwell: ACER.

Media Releases

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.

Releasing the reports, TIMSS 2015: Reporting Australia’s results and PISA 2015: Reporting Australia’s results, ACER Director of Educational Monitoring and Research Dr Sue Thomson said further analysis of results from the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) show that the decline in the achievement of disadvantaged students is particularly worrying, and presents in many different ways.

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Latest PISA results: Australia at the crossroad

A report released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on the science, reading and mathematics skills of Australian 15-year-olds indicates not only that Australia is slipping backwards relative to other countries, but that we are getting worse at preparing our students for the everyday challenges of adult life.

Releasing the report, PISA 2015: A first look at Australia’s results, ACER Director of Educational Monitoring and Research Dr Sue Thomson said evidence from the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) now makes clear that the science, reading and mathematics achievement of Australian students is in absolute decline.

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