PISA 2012

Australian results PISA 2012

The 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) – managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – measured the mathematical, scientific and reading literacy of around 510 000 students across 65 participating countries and economies, including 34 OECD countries and 31 partner countries or economies.

ACER released the PISA 2012 national report on Tuesday 3 December 2013. The results of the supplementary PISA 2012 Financial Literacy assessment were released on Wednesday 9 July 2014. The results of the supplementary PISA 2012 Problem-Solving assessment were released  on Wednesday 24 September 2014.

Reports

Highlights from the full Australian report: PISA 2012: How Australia measures up (PDF: 28 pages, 1.2 MB)
Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli and Sarah Buckley. (2013) Camberwell: ACER.

PISA 2012: How Australia measures up (PDF: 386 pages, 16.5 MB)
Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli and Sarah Buckley. (2013) Camberwell: ACER.

Financing the future: Australian students’ results in the PISA 2012 Financial Literacy assessment (PDF: 84 pages, 4.0 MB)
Sue Thomson. (2014) Camberwell: ACER.

Thinking it through: Australian students’ skills in creative problem solving  (PDF: 90 pages, 5.1MB)
Lisa De Bortoli and Greg Macaskill. (2014) Camberwell: ACER

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Educational Monitoring and Research
Australian Council for Educational Research

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Media comment 

Dr Sue Thomson, Head of Educational Monitoring and Research at ACER, and Professor Geoff Masters, Chief Executive of ACER, are available for comment.

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Dr Thomson is National Project Manager for Australia for PISA, and the Australian National Research Coordinator for two International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) studies: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). 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.

geoffmastersProfessor Masters has served on a range of bodies, including terms as Chair of the Technical Advisory Group for PISA and Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee for the IEA. He has undertaken a number of reviews for governments, and developed the National School Improvement Tool endorsed by education ministers in December 2012.

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