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Aussie author slams Singapore’s education system

Each time international PISA and TIMSS results are released, the word Singapore is breathlessly mentioned. Although the city state continuously tops these tests, cracks are beginning to show in its educational veneer. Several academics have pointed out flaws in the tests themselves, including ...

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Boosting poor PISA results starts in preschool: ACER

The Program for International Student Assessment  (PISA) is a standardised literacy, numeracy and science test of 15-year-olds across 72 countries, conducted by the OECD. Yet it doesn’t measure rote learning. Rather, it tests whether kids can apply their knowledge to real-life scenarios. For Aussie students, this task has proved difficult. Like ...

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Study links PISA scores, classroom discipline

While a new study suggests the strict classroom discipline found in many East Asian countries contributes to higher Programme for International Student Assessment scores, evidence suggests it may also place a high mental health burden on these nations' students. "Work ...

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Opinion: Educating for high performance

It could be said that school education’s equivalent to the Olympics is the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). While Australia’s performance on the world’s sporting stage guarantees passionate discussion, our international performance in education doesn’t share quite the ...

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PISA scores leaning

Local teens’ literacy assessments dip in worldwide rankings. Australian students are slipping in mathematics and reading literacy, the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has shown. Fifteen-year-olds who took part in the assessment performed equal 17th in mathematics, equal ...

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Staying in the top class

The PM's call to raise education standards faces an uphill battle over funding and debate over teaching standards. Australia's educational future is under threat. David Gonski led a review endorsing a $5 billion school reform package (on a yearly basis) ...

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