Against the odds : influences on the post-school success of 'low performers' /
Contributor(s): Hiliman, KyliePublisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: 36 p. : ill., graphs, tablesISBN: 1921809116; 9781921809118Subject(s): Youth Education | Academic Achievement | Labour Market | School Leavers | Youth Employment | Mathematics Study And Teaching (secondary) | Youth Longitudinal Studies | Job Satisfaction | Disadvantaged Groups | School Retention | School Work Transition | Longitudinal Surveys Of Australian Youth (lsay) | National Centre For Vocational Education Research (ncver)Online Resources: Electronic copy
Bibliography : pp. 32 Appendices : pp. 33-36 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORK
The link between academic achievement and labour market outcomes is well established. But how well does a student's achievement in a test predict their later success in life? This study examines this question, with 'success' considered to encompass satisfaction with life together with the extent to which young people are fully occupied with education, employment or a combination of these. Low performers in mathematics in the 2003 Programme for International Student Assessment were the focus. The study found that 'low performing' status has little impact on future success. Further, students who saw the value of mathematics for their future success were more likely to achieve this success.
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