The PISA results for 2012 were released yesterday (3/12/13) amid a flurry of eye-catching press headlines. PISA measures how well 15-year-olds from across the globe are prepared to use their knowledge and skills in mathematics, reading and science to meet real-life challenges. A combined total of more than half a million students from 65 countries and economies took part in PISA 2012, including a nationally representative sample of around 14 500 Australian students from 775 schools.The Alliance has created a brief summary of the PISA results which focus on girls and gender for Australia and New Zealand. The results for both countries show worrying trends for girls who are slipping behind boys in mathematics. This widening gender gap is something that each school needs to be aware of, and continue to work towards addressing.
This Alliance sums up what research shows particularly in this 2 countries here