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De Bortoli, Lisa; Cresswell, John – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
In 2000, Australia took part in the inaugural OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Approximately 500 Australian Indigenous students were assessed in PISA, providing a representative sample of the 15-year-old Indigenous population. This report presents the analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, Mathematics Skills, Student Characteristics
Thomson, Sue; Cresswell, John; De Bortoli, Lisa – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. The overall aim of PISA is to measure how well 15-year-olds approaching the end of their compulsory schooling are prepared for meeting the challenges they will face in their lives beyond school.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives, Comparative Analysis
Cresswell, John – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
The primary focus of this report is to examine the effect that immigrant status and home language background may have on the performance of Australian students who participated in the OECD/Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA 2000). Approximately 5,477 students from 231 schools across Australia participated in the study. In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Language Minorities