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Pisa 2015 Australia Student And Achievement Data [Sas], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood Mar 2017

Pisa 2015 Australia Student And Achievement Data [Sas], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA Australia)

This dataset (SAS zipped) is a data source for the report PISA 2015: Reporting Australia’s results.


Pisa 2015 Australia School Questionnaire Data [Spss], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood Mar 2017

Pisa 2015 Australia School Questionnaire Data [Spss], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA Australia)

This dataset (SPSS zipped) is a data source for the report PISA 2015: Reporting Australia’s results.


Pisa 2015 Australia School Questionnaire Data [Sas], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood Mar 2017

Pisa 2015 Australia School Questionnaire Data [Sas], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA Australia)

This dataset (SAS zipped) is a data source for the report PISA 2015: Reporting Australia’s results.


Pisa 2015 Australia Student And Achievement Data [Spss], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood Mar 2017

Pisa 2015 Australia Student And Achievement Data [Spss], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA Australia)

This dataset (SPSS zipped) is a data source for the report PISA 2015: Reporting Australia’s results.


Pisa 2015: Reporting Australia's Results, Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood Mar 2017

Pisa 2015: Reporting Australia's Results, Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA Australia)

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international comparative study of student achievement directed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). PISA measures how well 15-year-olds, who are nearing the end of their compulsory schooling in most participating educational systems, are prepared to use the knowledge and skills in particular areas to meet real-life opportunities and challenges. PISA 2015 is the sixth cycle of PISA since it was first conducted in 2000. Seventy-two OECD countries or partner economies participated in PISA 2015. In Australia, PISA is managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and ...


Pisa 2015: Reporting Australia's Results Data Tables [6 Zipped Excel Files], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood Jan 2017

Pisa 2015: Reporting Australia's Results Data Tables [6 Zipped Excel Files], Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA Australia)

This zipped file contains 6 Excel files pertaining to the data tables for the report PISA 2015: Reporting Australia's results (2017). This report provides the Australian results from PISA 2015.

  • Chapter 2 - Australian students performance in scientific literacy
  • Chapter 3 - Australian students science subscales
  • Chapter 4 - Australian students performance in reading literacy
  • Chapter 5 - Australian students performance in mathematical literacy
  • Chapter 7 - Australian students motivation and beliefs in science
  • Chapter 8 - The school learning environment


Measuring The Impact Of Citizen-Led Assessments For Improving The Quality Of Education, Mollie Tobin, Petra Lietz Jul 2016

Measuring The Impact Of Citizen-Led Assessments For Improving The Quality Of Education, Mollie Tobin, Petra Lietz

Assessment GEMS

Effective communication and advocacy activities are essential components in initiating change in education practices and policies. ACER, through the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Centre provided support to OMAES (Oeuvre Malienne d’Aide à l’Enfance du Sahel), a non-governmental organisation in Mali, for the development of an internal monitoring and evaluation system for the Beekunko assessment in Mali. Bεεkunko is a household-based assessment of children’s learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy for children in Mali whether currently attending school or not, and who are six to 14 years of age. OMAES’ primary aim through Bεεkunko is to motivate stakeholders ...


Isa : International Schools' Assessment, Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer) Jan 2016

Isa : International Schools' Assessment, Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer)

Monitoring Learning

This is a booklet describing the International Schools' Assessment (ISA), a set of tests used by international schools and schools with an international focus, to monitor student performance over time and to confirm that their internal assessments are aligned with international expectations of performance. The tests are designed and developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The tests address: mathematical literacy, reading, writing and scientific literacy. The booklet outlines: the history of the ISA; the benefits to schools; marking; test validity and reliability; and the schools in each country who are using the tests.


The Southern And Eastern Africa Consortium For Monitoring Educational Quality, Acer Jan 2015

The Southern And Eastern Africa Consortium For Monitoring Educational Quality, Acer

Assessment GEMS

The Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) carries out large-scale cross-national research studies in member countries in the Southern and Eastern Africa region. It aims to assess the conditions of schooling and performance levels of learners and teachers in the areas of literacy and numeracy. SACMEQ has completed three cross-national educational research projects so far at five- to six-year intervals (SACMEQ I, 1995-1999, SACMEQ II, 1998-2004 and SACMEQ III, 2005-2010). It is currently implementing the fourth project.


Learning Metrics Partnership: A Capacity Support And Policy Strengthening Initiative To Develop And Use Common Learning Metrics For Mathematics And Reading, Unesco Institute For Statistics, Acer Nov 2014

Learning Metrics Partnership: A Capacity Support And Policy Strengthening Initiative To Develop And Use Common Learning Metrics For Mathematics And Reading, Unesco Institute For Statistics, Acer

Monitoring Learning

The Learning Metrics Partnership (LMP) is a joint initiative of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and the ACER Centre for Global Education Monitoring (ACER-GEM) to develop a set of nationally and internationally comparable learning metrics in mathematics and reading, and then to facilitate and support their use for monitoring purposes, in partnership with interested countries. This document outlines the LMP’s three-phase program that aims to develop and validate common learning metrics for reading and mathematics, and to support countries to report results of their assessment activities against these learning metrics. The key features of the program are fourfold: it ...


Uwezo: Monitoring Children’S Competencies In East Africa, Acer Nov 2014

Uwezo: Monitoring Children’S Competencies In East Africa, Acer

Assessment GEMS

Uwezo, meaning ‘capability’ in Kiswahili, is an initiative in which the competencies of schoolaged children in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are measured to obtain information that encourages changes in educational policy and practice. Uwezo began as a four-year initiative (2009–2013) and it is envisaged that it will run for at least another five-year period (Uwezo, 2011). Uwezo’s goal is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of education. Annual household surveys are implemented to assess the basic literacy and numeracy competencies of school age children across Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Uwezo believes that this information will raise ...


The Early Grade Reading Assessment : Assessing Children's Acquisition Of Basic Literacy Skills In Developing Countries, Acer Mar 2014

The Early Grade Reading Assessment : Assessing Children's Acquisition Of Basic Literacy Skills In Developing Countries, Acer

Assessment GEMS

The Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA), administered individually in about 15 minutes, measures the most basic foundation skills for literacy acquisition in the early grades. The assessment was developed by the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) through funding provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank (Gove & Wetterberg, 2011), in addition to resources provided by RTI. The EGRA was developed to provide a battery of assessments of basic reading skills for developing countries to monitor the status of early reading in primary schools. The assessment tool was first implemented in The Gambia and Senegal in ...


The Impact Of National And International Assessment Programmes On Education Policy, Particularly Policies Regarding Resource Allocation And Teaching And Learning Practices In Developing Countries, Maura Best, Pat Knight, Petra Lietz, Craig Lockwood, Dita Nugroho, Mollie Tobin Jan 2013

The Impact Of National And International Assessment Programmes On Education Policy, Particularly Policies Regarding Resource Allocation And Teaching And Learning Practices In Developing Countries, Maura Best, Pat Knight, Petra Lietz, Craig Lockwood, Dita Nugroho, Mollie Tobin

Assessment and Reporting

There is a documented global rise in the number of countries undertaking national learning assessments, as well as international and regional learning assessments. Much of this growth, especially in national learning assessments, has occurred in economically developing countries. Little is known, however, on how these assessments affect education policy and practice in developing countries. This review examined the impact of national and international assessment programmes on education policy, particularly policies regarding resource allocation and teaching and learning practices in developing countries. This particular focus on policies regarding resources and teaching and learning practices stemmed from an observation that, particularly in ...


A Policy Makers Guide To Systemwide Assessment Programs, Margaret Forster Jan 2001

A Policy Makers Guide To Systemwide Assessment Programs, Margaret Forster

Policy Maker's Guides

This guide provides policy makers with research-based information about systemwide assessment programs. Good decision making at all levels of an education system is facilitated by easily accessible, relevant, and reliable information. Many indicators provide useful input to educational decision making; but the most important indicators are those which address the central concern of education: the promotion of student learning. Education systems monitor student learning—with the fundamental intention of promoting learning—by collecting, analysing and reporting student achievement data. Given that state, national and international achievement studies are both time consuming and expensive, it seems prudent to reflect on this ...