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PISA 2012 : how Australia measures up : the PISA 2012 assessment of students’ mathematical, scientific and reading literacy
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA Australia)
  • Sue Thomson, ACER
  • Lisa De Bortoli, ACER
  • Sarah Buckley, ACER
Publication Date
12-1-2013
Subjects
Academic achievement, Access to education, Cross cultural studies, Equal education, Learning environment, Mathematics achievement, Reading achievement, Science achievement, Secondary school students, Skills, Student assessment, Student motivation
Abstract

PISA seeks to measure how well young adults at age 15 (and, therefore, near the end of compulsory schooling in most participating education systems) are prepared to use their knowledge and skills in particular areas to meet real-life challenges. PISA’s orientation reflects a change in the goals and objectives of curricula, which increasingly address how well students are able to apply what they learn at school. This report presents the results of the PISA 2012 assessment for Australia. It presents the results for Australia as a whole, for the Australian jurisdictions and (where relevant) for the other participants in the study, so that Australia’s results can be viewed in an international context.

Place of Publication
Melbourne
Publisher
Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
ISBN
9781742862330
Citation Information
Thomson, Sue; De Bortoli, Lisa; Buckley, Sarah. (2013) 'PISA 2012 : how Australia measures up : the PISA 2012 assessment of students’ mathematical, scientific and reading literacy', Melbourne : ACER