How international tests fail to inform policy: The unsolved mystery of Australia's steady decline in PISA scores

Leila Morsy, Tatiana Khavenson, Martin Carnoy

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Abstract

Highlights

• Argues that explaining national declines in test scores is as important as explaining increases.
• Interviews with Australian experts on reasons for Australia’s large decline in PISA scores.
• Uses microdata from PISA and TIMSS scores to test expert explanations for decline.
• Finds that decline is pervasive across Australian states and social class groups.
• Finds that there is no clear explanation for the large decrease in Australia’s PISA scores.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-79
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Development
Volume60
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Educational policies
  • International tests
  • Private education
  • Quality of education
  • Social class differences

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