Australian Schools Comparison with PISA Scores
The heterogeneous education systems and teaching methodologies across different countries of world have brought the various global education surveys. These surveys provide the shrinking world of today with some stark reality and space for introspection to improve ways and methods towards quality education. Australian students too take some of these international benchmarks; we can discuss Australia’s student’s position per se world in light of such surveys.
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a worldwide study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in member and non-member nations of 15-year-old school pupils' scholastic performance on mathematics, science, and reading.
PISA is sponsored, governed, and coordinated by the OECD. The test design, implementation, and data analysis is delegated to an international consortium of research and educational institutions led by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The assessment instruments fundamental to PISA's reading, mathematics, science, problem-solving, computer-based testing, background and contextual questionnaires are similarly constructed and refined by ACER.
It is done with a perspective to improving education policies and outcomes. PISA aims at testing literacy in three competence fields on a 1000 point scale. They are:
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