Journal of Student Engagement: Education Matters


This paper aims to address the importance of, and difference between, the concepts of ‘teacher quality’ and ‘quality teaching’, based on students’ academic performances within the Programme for International Student Assessment test (PISA) and the National Assessment Program of Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). Comparisons will then be made between countries to determine the impact of ‘teacher quality’ and ‘quality teaching’ upon the success of student outcomes based on the rankings of PISA and NAPLAN. The paper will also address what changes have been incorporated among the selected countries to improve their international education ranking.