Monthly Lunch: March 15th 2017
The speaker at the March lunch was Dr Sue Thomson, Director Educational Monitoring & Research at ACER. She presented two new reports analysing reasons for Australia’s poor performance in international literacy and numeracy tests.
PISA scores showed a decline in overall performance at the age of 15 in science, maths and reading literacy. TIMMS and PISA tests indicated a wide discrepancy between the achievement of advantaged and disadvantaged students.
Dr Thomson’s sobering report was followed by a lively discussion in a Q&A session facilitated by JCF Director Maxine McKew.
DOWNLOAD Dr Thomson’s presentation here: Presentation JCF March 2017