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Study shows Australian students are behind in maths, reading & science

Michael is joined by Dr Sue Thomson, Deputy CEO (Research) at ACER, who says Australia has a great deal of work ahead for its education system to excel by international standards.

Australian 15-year-old reading scores are way below those of their peers in ten countries – including Singapore, Estonia, Canada, Finland, Ireland, Korea & Poland… and around 41% of Australian 15 year olds have failed to meet the minimum national standards in reading – up from 31% in 2000.

These are some of the results from the OECD’s 2018 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) released today, which tested the performance of education systems across 79 countries and economies.

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