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ERIC Number: ED488961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: 28
Characteristics of U.S. 15-Year-Old Low Achievers in an International Context: Findings from PISA 2000. Statistical Analysis Report. NCES 2006-010
Lemke, Marlann; Sen, Anindlta; Johnston, Jamie S.; Pahlke, Erin; Williams, Trevor; Kastberg, David; Joceyln, Leslie
National Center for Education Statistics
This report has two objectives: first, to explore how the demographic and educational characteristics of low-performing students compare to other students within the United States; second, to analyze if the United States differs from the other PISA countries in terms of the characteristics of its low-performing students. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), sponsored by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and carried out in 32 countries, including the United States, evaluates 15-year-old students' literacy in three areas: reading, mathematics, and science. The first PISA survey was conducted in 2000, with additional assessments planned on a 3-year cycle. Each survey focuses on one of the three types of literacy; in PISA 2000, reading literacy was the major focus. Therefore, it is possible to perform a detailed examination of reading literacy within and across countries. In this and other PISA reports, the United States is compared to both the OECD average and other countries participating in PISA. The OECD average is the mean of the scores of each OECD country. PISA participating countries include both OECD and non-OECD countries.
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Student Characteristics, Comparative Analysis, Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Scientific Literacy, Reading Skills, Scores, Statistical Analysis, Adolescents
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Education Statistics Services Inst., Washington, DC.; Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
IES Funded: Yes
IES Publication: http://ies.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006010