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ERIC Number: ED511902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9218-0911-8
ISSN: N/A
Against the Odds: Influences on the Post-School Success of "Low Performers"
Thomson, Sue; Hillman, Kylie
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
The link between academic achievement and labour market outcomes is well established. But how well does a student's achievement in a test predict their later success in life? This study examines this question, with "success" considered to encompass satisfaction with life together with the extent to which young people are fully occupied with education, employment or a combination of these. Low performers in mathematics in the 2003 Programme for International Student Assessment were the focus. The study found that "low performing" status has little impact on future success. Further, students who saw the value of mathematics for their future success were more likely to achieve this success. (Contains 9 tables, 5 figures and 13 footnotes.)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd. P.O. Box 8288, Stational Arcade, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia. Tel: +61-8-230-8400; Fax: +61-8-212-3436; e-mail: ncver@ncver.edu.au; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment