ACT education results continue to decline

THE latest report from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) shows a decline in ACT education results. 

The PISA report released yesterday (December 6) assesses the skills of 15-year-old students in maths, science and reading.

It shows that Australia and other countries are slipping backwards and that students aren’t being prepared for everyday challenges in their near-future adult lives.

Shadow Minister for Education and Training, Andrew Wall says: “ACT students have recorded a decline of 22 points since 2006 in science, a decline of 37 points since 2000 in reading and a decline of 42 points since 2003 in maths. In comparison, the highest decline Victoria recorded was 12 points since 2003 in maths.

“The ACT Government invests more than all the states in public education on a per student basis yet we are seeing a significant decline in the performance of our students.

“We are lucky in the ACT to have access to higher wages, good educational facilities and teachers so we should be recording improvements in education results.”


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