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Gender Differences In Computer And Information Literacy: An In-Depth Analysis Of Data From Icils, Eveline Gebhardt, Sue Thomson, John Ainley, Kylie Hillman Sep 2019

Gender Differences In Computer And Information Literacy: An In-Depth Analysis Of Data From Icils, Eveline Gebhardt, Sue Thomson, John Ainley, Kylie Hillman

Kylie Hillman

This open access book presents a systematic investigation into internationally comparable data gathered in ICILS 2013. It identifies differences in female and male students’ use of, perceptions about, and proficiency in using computer technologies. Teachers’ use of computers, and their perceptions regarding the benefits of computer use in education, are also analyzed by gender. When computer technology was first introduced in schools, there was a prevailing belief that information and communication technologies were ‘boys’ toys’; boys were assumed to have more positive attitudes toward using computer technologies. As computer technologies have become more established throughout societies, gender gaps in students ...


Pisa Australia In Focus Number 2: Educational Expectations, Kylie Hillman Aug 2019

Pisa Australia In Focus Number 2: Educational Expectations, Kylie Hillman

Kylie Hillman

PISA has established a profile of what 15-year-old students can do and what they are like as learners. Gaining an understanding about other aspects, including what they want to do in the future is another important goal of PISA. This report seeks to explore how students’ expectations for further education are measured in PISA 2015. It addresses educational expectations across countries and across Australian jurisdictions, as well as educational expectations for different demographic groups in Australia. It also considers changes in educational expectations for Australian students over time, and for different demographic groups in Australia.


Pirls 2016 Reporting Australia's Results Data Tables [Excel File], Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Marina Schmid, Sima Rodrigues, Jessica Fullarton May 2018

Pirls 2016 Reporting Australia's Results Data Tables [Excel File], Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Marina Schmid, Sima Rodrigues, Jessica Fullarton

Kylie Hillman

This Excel file contains data pertaining to the report PIRLS 2016: Reporting Australia's results (2017). This report provides the Australian results from PIRLS 2016.


Pirls 2016 Australian Year 4 Data [Sas], Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Marina Schmid, Sima Rodrigues, Jessica Fullarton May 2018

Pirls 2016 Australian Year 4 Data [Sas], Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Marina Schmid, Sima Rodrigues, Jessica Fullarton

Kylie Hillman

This dataset (SAS zipped) is a data source for the report PIRLS 2016: Reporting Australia's results. Refer to the readme.txt file for details.


The 1995 Lsay Year 9 Cohort: 24 Year-Olds In 2005, Catherine Underwood, Kylie Hillman, Sheldon Rothman Apr 2015

The 1995 Lsay Year 9 Cohort: 24 Year-Olds In 2005, Catherine Underwood, Kylie Hillman, Sheldon Rothman

Kylie Hillman

This report provides details of the experiences of the 1995 Year 9 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY). Information on this cohort was first collected in 1995, when these young people were Year 9 students in Australian schools. The reference period for this report is 2005, when the modal age of respondents was 24 years. Information about the 1995 Year 9 LSAY cohort’s activities in previous years is available in earlier reports in this series.


Pisa In Brief : Highlights From The Full Australian Report : Challenges For Australian Education : Results From Pisa 2009 : The Pisa 2009 Assessment Of Students' Reading, Mathematical And Scientific Literacy., Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Marina Nicholas, Kylie Hillman, Sarah Buckley Feb 2015

Pisa In Brief : Highlights From The Full Australian Report : Challenges For Australian Education : Results From Pisa 2009 : The Pisa 2009 Assessment Of Students' Reading, Mathematical And Scientific Literacy., Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Marina Nicholas, Kylie Hillman, Sarah Buckley

Kylie Hillman

No abstract provided.


Snapshots Issue 5: Bullying In Australian Schools, Kylie Hillman Feb 2015

Snapshots Issue 5: Bullying In Australian Schools, Kylie Hillman

Kylie Hillman

An essential part of a positive school climate that is supportive of student engagement and learning is how safe students feel when at school. In previous editions of the Snapshots series we have reported on the relationship between school disadvantage, student discipline and safety, and student achievement. In this edition, we explore bullying behaviours in Australian schools in greater detail through data collected as part of TIMSS and PIRLS 2011.


Pisa In Brief : Highlights From The Full Australian Report : Challenges For Australian Education : Results From Pisa 2009 : The Pisa 2009 Assessment Of Students' Reading, Mathematical And Scientific Literacy., Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Marina Nicholas, Kylie Hillman, Sarah Buckley Feb 2015

Pisa In Brief : Highlights From The Full Australian Report : Challenges For Australian Education : Results From Pisa 2009 : The Pisa 2009 Assessment Of Students' Reading, Mathematical And Scientific Literacy., Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Marina Nicholas, Kylie Hillman, Sarah Buckley

Kylie Hillman

No abstract provided.


Snapshots Issue 3: Equity And Effectiveness, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman Feb 2015

Snapshots Issue 3: Equity And Effectiveness, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman

Kylie Hillman

A key message from the most recent OECD PISA report released by ACER in December 2013 is that high-performing countries tend to allocate resources more equitably across socioeconomically advantaged and disadvantaged schools. This issue of Snapshots looks to the data from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), to examine whether this is the case for Australia.


Pisa In Brief : Highlights From The Full Australian Report : Challenges For Australian Education : Results From Pisa 2009 : The Pisa 2009 Assessment Of Students' Reading, Mathematical And Scientific Literacy., Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Marina Nicholas, Kylie Hillman, Sarah Buckley Feb 2015

Pisa In Brief : Highlights From The Full Australian Report : Challenges For Australian Education : Results From Pisa 2009 : The Pisa 2009 Assessment Of Students' Reading, Mathematical And Scientific Literacy., Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Marina Nicholas, Kylie Hillman, Sarah Buckley

Kylie Hillman

No abstract provided.


Bullying In Australian Schools, Kylie Hillman Feb 2015

Bullying In Australian Schools, Kylie Hillman

Kylie Hillman

Recent international surveys of students’ mathematics, science and reading achievement also reveal much about their engagement with schooling, their experience of bullying and their sense of safety at school, as Kylie Hillman explains.


School Comparison: The Haves And The Have Nots, Kylie Hillman Mar 2014

School Comparison: The Haves And The Have Nots, Kylie Hillman

Kylie Hillman

Stark differences between the resourcing, safety and orderliness of ‘affluent’ and ‘disadvantaged’ schools contribute to large student achievement gaps, as Kylie Hillman explains.


A Teacher's Guide To Pisa Mathematical Literacy, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Lisa De Bortoli Sep 2013

A Teacher's Guide To Pisa Mathematical Literacy, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Lisa De Bortoli

Kylie Hillman

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.


A Teacher's Guide To Pisa Scientific Literacy, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Lisa De Bortoli Sep 2013

A Teacher's Guide To Pisa Scientific Literacy, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Lisa De Bortoli

Kylie Hillman

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.


A Teacher's Guide To Pisa Reading Literacy, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Lisa De Bortoli Sep 2013

A Teacher's Guide To Pisa Reading Literacy, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Lisa De Bortoli

Kylie Hillman

This report focuses on Australian students' performance on the PISA items that have been released in reading literacy. It includes an overview of the PISA Reading Framework, Australia's results in the PISA 2009 international assessment , examples of responses and marking guides, and the context behind achievement, e.g. enjoyment of reading, how often they read and high-level strategies for learning.


Development Of Instruments And Collections For The Aqtf 2007 Quality Indicators, Hamish Coates, Kylie Hillman Feb 2013

Development Of Instruments And Collections For The Aqtf 2007 Quality Indicators, Hamish Coates, Kylie Hillman

Kylie Hillman

No abstract provided.


Monitoring Australian Year 4 Student Achievement Internationally : Timss And Pirls 2011, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Nicole Wernert, Marina Schmid, Sarah Buckley, Ann Munene Feb 2013

Monitoring Australian Year 4 Student Achievement Internationally : Timss And Pirls 2011, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Nicole Wernert, Marina Schmid, Sarah Buckley, Ann Munene

Kylie Hillman

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) are international studies directed by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). In Australia, the studies were managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), and funded by the Australian and state and territory governments. TIMSS and PIRLS share the goal of providing comparative information about educational achievement across countries to improve teaching and learning (in mathematics and science at Year 4 and Year 8 using TIMSS and in reading at Year 4 using PIRLS). They also provide ...


Monitoring Australian Year 8 Student Achievement Internationally : Timss 2011, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Nicole Wernert Feb 2013

Monitoring Australian Year 8 Student Achievement Internationally : Timss 2011, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Nicole Wernert

Kylie Hillman

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS 2011) is an international study directed by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). In Australia, TIMSS was managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), and funded by the Australian and state and territory governments.

The goal of TIMSS is to provide comparative information about educational achievement across countries to improve teaching and learning in mathematics and science. It also provides comparative perspectives on trends in achievement in the context of different educational systems, school organisational approaches and instructional practices and to enable this, TIMSS collects ...


Australasian Survey Of Student Engagement : 2007 Institution Report, Hamish Coates, Kylie Hillman Feb 2013

Australasian Survey Of Student Engagement : 2007 Institution Report, Hamish Coates, Kylie Hillman

Kylie Hillman

The Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE) involves administration of the Student Engagement Questionnaire (SEQ) to a representative sample of first-year and later-year students at each institution. The AUSSE provides data on satisfaction with the quality of teaching and the learning environment. In total, 25 higher education institutions participated in the 2007 AUSSE – more than half of the universities in Australia and New Zealand. This document contains reports which summarise different aspects of students’ perceptions of their engagement with university education. The reports cover respondent characteristics, frequency distributions, item statistics, scale statistics, and subgroup statistics. This selection of reports presents ...


Highlights From Timss & Pirls 2011 From Australia’S Perspective, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Nicole Wernert, Marina Schmid, Sarah Buckley, Ann Munene Feb 2013

Highlights From Timss & Pirls 2011 From Australia’S Perspective, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Nicole Wernert, Marina Schmid, Sarah Buckley, Ann Munene

Kylie Hillman

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) are international studies directed by the IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement), an independent international cooperative of national research institutions and government agencies that has been conducting studies of crossnational achievement in a wide range of subjects since 1959. In Australia, TIMSS and PIRLS are implemented by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), which is Australia’s representative to the IEA. In Australia, TIMSS is part of the National Assessment Program. TIMSS has been conducted at Year 4 ...


Food, Fibre And The Future : Report On Surveys Of Students’ And Teachers’ Knowledge And Understanding Of Primary Industries, Kylie Hillman, Sarah Buckley May 2012

Food, Fibre And The Future : Report On Surveys Of Students’ And Teachers’ Knowledge And Understanding Of Primary Industries, Kylie Hillman, Sarah Buckley

Kylie Hillman

Primary Industry plays a vital role in Australian’s economy and society, but the gap between rural and urban communities is growing, contributing to a lack of understanding of where food and other basic necessities of life come from. The goal of the Primary Industries Education Foundation (PIEF) is to provide a source of information on primary industries for educators, to better equip students with not only knowledge about what goes into their food and fibres but also what career opportunities exist in primary industries. In 2010, PIEF contracted the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to design and conduct ...


Career Advice And Career Plans: Sources, Satisfaction, And Realisation, Sheldon Rothman, Kylie Hillman, Julie Mcmillan, David Curtis Feb 2012

Career Advice And Career Plans: Sources, Satisfaction, And Realisation, Sheldon Rothman, Kylie Hillman, Julie Mcmillan, David Curtis

Kylie Hillman

The literature on career decision-making suggests that students make their decisions based on the degree of match between their own attributes and certain perceived characteristics of occupations and that these perceptions are generally accurate (Gottfredson, 2002). However, in Australia, there is also evidence that students have misunderstandings about the status of some occupations, including trades (Alloway, Dalley, Patterson, Walker, & Lenoy, 2004). The sources of career advice available to middle-secondary students and their satisfaction with that advice was found through a survey of a representative sample of Australian 15-year-old students. Nearly all Year 10 students reported that they had received career ...


Navigating The Transition From School To Work: Implications For The Emotional Well-Being Of Young People, Julie Mcmillan, Kylie Hillman, John Ainley Feb 2012

Navigating The Transition From School To Work: Implications For The Emotional Well-Being Of Young People, Julie Mcmillan, Kylie Hillman, John Ainley

Kylie Hillman

No abstract provided.


Transition To Further Education: The First-Year Experience, Julie Mcmillan, Kylie Hillman Feb 2012

Transition To Further Education: The First-Year Experience, Julie Mcmillan, Kylie Hillman

Kylie Hillman

Look at tertiary study in terms of academic failure and attrition, and research clearly identifies the first year of study at university or TAFE as the year of highest risk. Put otherwise, completion of the first year is 'more than half the battle' when it comes to the completion of a degree or diploma. Since that's the case, it's worth developing a fuller understanding of young people's experiences and perceptions of their first year of tertiary study, particularly to understand why people change their course of study, why they discontinue their studies and how they develop as ...


Codebook: The Lsay 1998 Year 9 Sample Wave 4 (2001) Technical Report No. 26, Kylie Hillman Sep 2011

Codebook: The Lsay 1998 Year 9 Sample Wave 4 (2001) Technical Report No. 26, Kylie Hillman

Kylie Hillman

The 1998 Year 9 Cohort (Y98) In 1998, a nationally representative sample of approximately 14,000 Year 9 students was selected to form the second cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. The sample was constructed by randomly selecting two Year 9 classes from a sample of schools designed to represent state and sector. Reading and numeracy tests were administered to students in their schools to provide information on early school achievement for use in later analyses of educational and labour market participation. Students also completed a background questionnaire about their educational and vocational plans and attitudes to school ...


Movement Of Non-Metropolitan Youth Towards The Cities, Kylie Hillman, Sheldon Rothman Sep 2011

Movement Of Non-Metropolitan Youth Towards The Cities, Kylie Hillman, Sheldon Rothman

Kylie Hillman

This report focuses on a group of young people who were living in non-metropolitan areas in their final years of secondary school, and the pathways they followed in the years following secondary school, including their geographic mobility and participation in education, training and employment. Rural communities have long felt concern about the rate at which young people leave for urban areas, many never to return. This report analyses the issues involved by mapping the experiences of the same group of young people over an extended period of time. The authors investigate what pathways non-metropolitan youth follow in the years after ...


Growth In Receptive Vocabulary Among 4 To 8 Year-Olds: Using Growth Modelling With The Lsac K Cohort, Kylie Hillman, Siek Khoo, Clare Ozolins Sep 2011

Growth In Receptive Vocabulary Among 4 To 8 Year-Olds: Using Growth Modelling With The Lsac K Cohort, Kylie Hillman, Siek Khoo, Clare Ozolins

Kylie Hillman

No abstract provided.


The Migration Of Non-Metropolitan Youth Towards The Cities, Kylie Hillman Sep 2011

The Migration Of Non-Metropolitan Youth Towards The Cities, Kylie Hillman

Kylie Hillman

Rural communities in Australia have long felt concern about the rate at which young people leave home to head for major cities, many never to return. Kylie Hillman explores the extent of this problem. The latest results from the long-running Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), published in late February, show that more than one third of young Australians from non-metropolitan areas relocate to a major city in the years immediately after leaving school. Although some return in the years to come, non-metropolitan areas experience a net loss of a quarter of their young people.


Gender Differences In Education And Labour Market Outcomes, Kylie Hillman, Sheldon Rothman Sep 2011

Gender Differences In Education And Labour Market Outcomes, Kylie Hillman, Sheldon Rothman

Kylie Hillman

Despite numerous changes in policy and legislation, issues of gender equity in the Australian education system and labour market remain a concern, particularly the poorer performance of males on tests of literacy and in rates of Year 12 completion. The results of research on the topic are summarised in this article. They suggest that although there is a statistically significant difference between the average levels of reading comprehension of male and female students, this difference may not extend beyond the classroom to seriously affect later outcomes. Males on average continue to progress, through both the education system and the labour ...


Attitudes, Intentions And Participation In Education: Year 12 And Beyond, Kylie Hillman Sep 2011

Attitudes, Intentions And Participation In Education: Year 12 And Beyond, Kylie Hillman

Kylie Hillman

This briefing paper synthesis findings from several LSAY Research Reports (5, 27, 31, 33 and 41) which report on how student attitudes and engagement in the formative school years influence subsequent participation in post-compulsory education and training.