ERIC Number: ED479974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Skills for the World of Tomorrow. Further Results from PISA 2000.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
This report builds on the analyses reported in "Knowledge and Skills for Life" by examining results from all of the 43 countries that participated in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2000. This report presents the distributions of performance in each country, not only average scores. In addition, it uses background information on students, their schools, and their education systems to examine a range of factors associated with levels of performance. By showing patterns of student proficiency in different countries along side information about the characteristics and experiences of students, PISA provides a tool to improve the understanding of what promotes success in education. Chapter 1 describes the PISA assessment measures and the broader context of educational policies. Chapters 2 and 3 describe student performance in each of the three PISA domains. Chapter 4 contains a profile of students at age 15, and chapter 5 examines gender differences in student performance in the three literacy domains. Chapter 6 situates student performance in the context of their backgrounds and the broader learning environment, and chapter 7 examines the conditions of learning environments and the human resources countries invest in education. Three annexes present additional information about the PISA assessments and data tables. (Contains 69 tables, 67 figures, and 63 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, Literacy, Outcomes of Education, Performance Factors, Sex Differences, Test Results
OECD Publications, 2, rue Andre-Pascal, 75775 Paris CEDEX 16, France. Web site: http://www.SourceOECD.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment