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ERIC Number: ED513640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 72
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
Highlights from PISA 2009: Performance of U.S. 15-Year-Old Students in Reading, Mathematics, and Science Literacy in an International Context. NCES 2011-004
Fleischman, Howard L.; Hopstock, Paul J.; Pelczar, Marisa P.; Shelley, Brooke E.
National Center for Education Statistics
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international assessment that measures the performance of 15-year-olds in reading literacy, mathematics literacy, and science literacy. Coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organization of 34 member countries, PISA was first implemented in 2000 and is conducted every 3 years. PISA 2009 was the fourth cycle of the assessment. Each PISA data collection effort assesses one of the three subject areas in depth (considered the major subject area), although all three are assessed in each cycle (the other two subjects are considered minor subject areas for that assessment year). Assessing all three areas allows participating countries to have an ongoing source of achievement data in every subject area while rotating one area as the main focus over the years. In the fourth cycle of PISA, reading was the subject area assessed in depth, as it was in 2000 (figure 1). Sixty countries and 5 other education systems participated as partners in PISA 2009 (figure 2 and table 1). This report focuses on the performance of U.S. students in the major subject area of reading literacy as assessed in PISA 2009. Achievement results for the minor subject areas of mathematics and science literacy in 2009 are also presented. Appendices include: (1) Sample Reading Texts and Items From PISA 2009; (2) Technical Notes; (3) U.S. PISA 2009 Steering Committee; and (4) Comparing PISA and NAEP. (Contains 8 tables, 8 figures, 7 exhibits, and 11 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Program for International Student Assessment
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED520003; ED544470