Dismal math results can’t be ignored

17 Dec 2019
“We need to go beyond these poor results, and there’s no time to waste.”

Australian school students’ poor performance in mathematics could harm the economy and the next generation’s job prospects, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

The results from the 2018 OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reveal that Australian students’ mathematics performance ranked 20 or above on a decreasing scale of one to 26.

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