Motivation plays a large part in educational success. Of students who sat the PISA test in 2018, 73% indicated they would have put in more effort had the scores counted towards their school marks.
Closing the reading achievement gap continues to be a pressing global challenge.
PISA tests only three subjects that aren’t representative of an entire education system. Meanwhile, the test conditions are different across countries and comparisons are fraught.
Australia spends virtually the same on schools as the Estonian government, once wage differences are taken into account.
Parents in Shanghai are aiming for their children to adopt Western style values – like self-discovery.
High performing systems focus on the same things Australian governments do, but they work much more intensively on making these things happen.
Australian education is still going backwards from where we started in 2000 – new PISA results show.
Every three years, the OECD releases its Programme for International Student Assessment results. Last time, Australia’s education system was doing much worse than some other countries. Has it changed?