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Austria’s relative spending on individuals’ tertiary education is among the highest in the OECD. Austria puts great emphasis on tertiary education which is reflected in the level of public investment: its spending on individuals’ tertiary education relative to lower levels of education is among the highest of the OECD countries.
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Note summarising the performance of 15-year-old students in Austria in the PISA 2012 assessment of mathematics, reading and science.
Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.
There are few OECD countries where vocational education and training (VET) is held in such high regard or takes so many forms as in Austria. Some 60 percent of young Austrians aged between 25 and 34 have completed a VET course below tertiary level (vocational school or technical college).
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A Skills beyond School Review of Austria
Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables
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Education at a Glance 2012
Korea tops a new OECD PISA survey that tests how 15-year olds use computers and the Internet to learn. The next best performers were New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Hong-Kong China and Iceland.
Schülerinnen und Schüler an österreichischen Schulen haben in der PISA-Studie zum ersten Mal Ergebnisse signifikant über dem OECD-Durchschnitt erreicht. Im Bereich Naturwissenschaften, dem Schwerpunkt von PISA 2006, erzielten sie durchschnittlich 511 Punkte. Berücksichtigt man die statistische Unsicherheit liegt Österreich damit zwischen Rang 8 und 15 unter den 30 OECD-Ländern. Auch im Bereich Mathematik liegen die Ergebnisse mit 505