OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Australia

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International comparisons, Secondary school students, Student experience, Student attitudes, Student behaviour, Learning environment, Metacognition, Educational equity (Finance), Cooperation, Teacher behaviour, Parent participation


This is publication is Volume II of a two volume report. Volume I is available here.


The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international study that measures the knowledge and skills of 15-year-old students and how prepared they are to use these to meet real-life opportunities and challenges. Volume II is an examination of Australia’s PISA results in relation to student and school background characteristics, and how these are related to student performance. Each chapter focuses on different indicators that cover the school community, the school learning environment, students’ attitudes and beliefs, and the role teachers play in shaping students’ learning. Together, the different indicators of student and school life provide an illustration of some of the many key aspects that make up the school experience.

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Camberwell, Australia


Australian Council for Educational Research


978-1-74286-571-3 [print]; 978-1-74286-572-0 [digital]