ERIC Number: ED480801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
The PISA 2003 Assessment Framework: Mathematics, Reading, Science and Problem Solving Knowledge and Skills.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) represents a commitment by OECD member countries to monitor the outcomes of educational systems in terms of student achievement within a common international framework. This publication presents the guiding principles of the PISA 2003 assessment, described in terms of content students need to acquire, processes that need to be performed, and the contexts in which the knowledge and skills are to be applied. It also illustrates the assessment domains with a range of sample tasks. The second cycle of PISA in 2003 has been implemented in 42 countries, with tests typically administered to between 4,500 and 10,000 students in each country. Following an introduction that describes PISA, the chapters are: (1) "Mathematical Literacy"; (2) "Reading Literacy"; (3) "Scientific Literacy"; and (4) "Problem Solving." Each chapter contains a definition of the domain, a discussion of the assessment, and examples of assessment items. (Contains 83 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, International Studies, Mathematics Achievement, Problem Solving, Reading Achievement, Scientific Literacy, Student Evaluation
OECD Publications, 2, rue Andre-Pascal, Paris CEDEX 16, France. Web site: http://www.SourceOECD.org.
Publication Type: Books; 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
IES Cited: ED491692; ED492620