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ERIC Number: ED523054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
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Does Participation in Pre-Primary Education Translate into Better Learning Outcomes at School? PISA in Focus. No. 1
OECD Publishing (NJ1)
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD's) Programme for International Student Assessment 2009 (PISA 2009) results show that in practically all OECD countries 15-year-old students who had attended some pre-primary school outperformed students who had not. In fact, the difference between students who had attended for more than one year and those who had not attended at all averaged 54 score points in the PISA reading assessment--or more than one year of formal schooling (39 score points). While most students who had attended pre-primary education had come from advantaged backgrounds, the performance gap remains even when comparing students from similar backgrounds. After accounting for socio-economic background, students who had attended pre-primary school scored an average of 33 points higher than those who had not. This issue of "PISA in Focus" presents findings from PISA 2009 that suggest the benefits of attending pre-primary school.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment