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The Conversation has reported on new analysis revealing almost one in four (23%) Australian year 8 students were being taught maths in 2018 by teachers whose major qualification was in a field other than maths.

The analysis of Australia’s participation in the 2019 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) — an international assessment — was released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) analysis also warns that 76% of students will be taught by an out-of-field maths teacher at least once, and 35% of students twice, in the first four years of high school.

Read more on The Conversation.

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