Ainley, John & Eveline Gebhardt
Measure for Measure: A Review of Outcomes of School Education in Australia, Australian Council for Educational Research, Camberwell, Vic., 2013
Looks at studies of reading, mathematics and numeracy, science and other subjects, with some historical material and international comparisons.
This report focuses on changes in achievement over time. It notes that there has been a small decline in reading and mathematics achievement among students in the middle years of secondary school since 2000, stability in science and mathematics achievement among Year 8 students since 1994, a small improvement in mathematics achievement among students in Year 4 since 1994 and a small improvement in reading achievement among students in Year 3 since 2008. (preface)