OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Australia

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In Australia, PISA is administered and reported on by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The Commonwealth, state and territory governments provide the funding for the Australian component of the study, as well as all international costs.

ISBN: 9781742862262 (paperback)


This report focuses on mathematical literacy and is one of a series of three reports on Australian students' performance in PISA. The report provides an overview of the PISA mathematics framework and Australia's results in the PISA 2003 international assessment. Also included are mathematics items released for public viewing after the PISA 2003 assessment and examples of responses, marking guides and comparisons of results with other countries. The context behind achievement, e.g. attitudes, engagement and learning strategies, is also presented.