ERIC Number: ED460970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Knowledge and Skills for Life: First Results from the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2000. Education and Skills.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a collaborative effort by the governments of member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to monitor the outcomes of education systems in terms of student achievement on a regular basis and within a common, agreed-upon framework. By supporting a shift in policy focus from educational inputs to learning outcomes, PISA can assist countries in bringing about improvements in schooling and better preparation for young people. This report presents the initial results of PISA 2000. It contains evidence on the performance in reading, mathematical, and scientific literacy of students, schools, and countries. The report provides insights into the factors that influence the development of these skills at home and at school, examines how these factors interact, and discusses the implications for policy development. Chapters are: (1) "The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment"; (2) "What PISA Shows That 15-Year-Olds Can Do: A Profile of Student Performance in Reading Literacy"; (3) "What PISA Shows That 15-Year-Olds Can Do: A Profile of Student Performance in Mathematical and Scientific Literacy"; (4) "General Outcomes of Learning"; (5) "Gender Differences"; (6) "Family Background and Student Performance"; (7) "The Learning Environment and the Organisation of Schooling"; and (8) "What Makes a Difference to PISA Results: Some Indications for Policy." Three annexes contain information about study methodology, data tables for the chapters, and an account of the development and implementation of PISA. (Contains 52 figures, 14 boxes, 78 tables, and 31 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, Outcomes of Education, Performance Factors, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment