Australian results TIMSS 2015 (Dec 2016)

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) released the TIMSS 2015: First look report at 8pm AEDT on Tuesday 29 November 2016.

The full national report will be available on 15 March 2017.

TIMSS 2015 – managed by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement – measured the mathematics and science achievement of more than 630 000 students in their fourth and eighth year of schooling across the participating countries.

Reports

TIMSS 2015: A first look at Australia’s results (PDF: 98 pages, 5.4 MB)
Sue Thomson, Nicole Wernert, Elizabeth O’Grady and Sima Rodrigues. (2016) Camberwell: ACER.

Media release

29 November 2016: 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.

Releasing the report, ACER Director of Educational Monitoring and Research Dr Sue Thomson said the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) shows the mathematics and science achievement of Years 4 and 8 students over the past 20 years has flat-lined, while many other countries have improved.

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Media comment

Dr Sue Thomson, Head of Educational Monitoring and Research at ACER, will be available for comment.

Dr Thomson is National Project Manager for Australia for PISA, and the IEA Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and IEA Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) National Research Coordinator for Australia. Dr Thomson's research at ACER has involved extensive analysis of large-scale national and international data sets, including the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, TIMSS and PISA. Read more

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