TIMSS and PISA Reports

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This Reading Review provides a summary and review of two reports released by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) in 2017

  • The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is an international comparative study of student achievement.
  • The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international comparative study of student achievement directed by the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD). PISA measures how well 15 year olds are prepared to use knowledge and skills in particular areas to meet real-life opportunities and challenges.

In Australia, Indigenous students have significantly higher awareness of environmental issues, and more knowledge of how science beliefs are constructed compared to non-Indigenous students. And yet, when it comes to performance in standardised testing, Indigenous students achieve at lower levels than non-Indigenous students. Disadvantaged students and students in low socio-economic schools also perform at lower levels. In this review, we have concentrated on the factors impacting on the performance of disadvantaged and Indigenous students.

Read our review of the TIMMS and PISA reports here.

Reading Review TIMSS and PISA


Read a two-page summary of the TIMMS and PISA Reading Review here.

PISA and TIMMS Stronger Smarter Institute Reading Review Summary 2017


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