6 Dec 2023

NZ students fall to new lows in PISA tests

From Morning Report, 8:23 am on 6 December 2023

New Zealand's 15-year-olds have fallen to new lows in the 2022 international PISA tests of reading, maths and science.

Almost 5,000 students were assessed from Aotearoa, with maths proving to be the weakest skill.

The report shows our higher maths performers have halved, and low performers have doubled.

But Vaughan Couillault, President of the Secondary Principals Association, is more concerned by the figures around students' happiness, food security and safety.

Couillault spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.