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. The Commonwealth, state and territory governments provide the funding for the Australian component of the study, as well as all international costs.

ISBN: 9781742862279 (paperback)


This report focuses on Australian students' performance on the PISA items that have been released in Scientific Literacy. It includes an overview of the PISA Scientific Literacy Framework, Australian students' results in the 2006 international assessment, examples of responses and marking guides and the context behind achievement, e.g. attitudes, engagement and motivation, and recognition of environmental issues.