ERIC Number: ED520009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: N/A
Affirming the Goal: Is College and Career Readiness an Internationally Competitive Standard?
This report examines how performance standards in reading and math on PLAN[R], the organization's college and career readiness assessment for 10th graders, compare to performance on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a worldwide assessment of 15-year-old students' academic achievement. The results show that the performance standard of college and career readiness--and therefore the new Common Core State Standards, which were designed to help all U.S. students become ready for college and career--is internationally competitive, falling well within the range of the highest-performing countries on PISA Reading and Math. (Contains 7 figures, 2 tables and 35 endnotes.) [For the "Affirming the Goal: Is College and Career Readiness an Internationally Competitive Standard? Executive Summary," see ED520012 and "Affirming the Goal: Is College and Career Readiness an Internationally Competitive Standard? Advance Brief for State Policymakers," see ED520013.]
Descriptors: State Standards, Grade 10, Career Development, Academic Standards, Comparative Education, Comparative Testing, International Education, School Readiness, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Statistical Significance, Benchmarking, Competition, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, College Preparation
ACT, Inc. 500 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243-0168. Tel: 319-337-1270; Web site: http://www.act.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education
Sponsor: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
IES Cited: ED560919