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The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) released the PISA 2015: Financial literacy in Australia report on Wednesday 24 May 2017, 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: Financial literacy in Australia  (PDF: 100 pages, 2.3MB)

Sue Thomson and Lisa De Bortoli

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

Students’ financial literacy: PISA

Australia is equal fifth in an international assessment of young people’s financial literacy, according to a report released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

Conducted in 2015 as part of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) with funding from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) as the Australian Government agency responsible for financial literacy, the PISA financial literacy assessment measured 15-year-olds’ knowledge of personal finances and their ability to apply this knowledge to financial problems. A total of 53 000 students from 15 economies participated in the assessment, including 14 530 Australian students from 758 schools.

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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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