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ERIC Number: ED523099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 318
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-9-2640-5080-8
Take the Test: Sample Questions from OECD's PISA Assessments
Salz, Susanne, Comp.; Figueroa, Diana Toledo, Comp.
OECD Publishing (NJ1)
Parents, students, teachers, school leaders, governments and the general public need good information on how well their education systems prepare students for life. A growing commitment by governments to monitor the outcomes of education systems in terms of student achievement on a regular basis and within an internationally agreed framework led to the launch of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD's) Programme for International Assessment (PISA) in 1997. There have so far been three PISA surveys: in 2000, 2003 and 2006. The results from PISA provide a new basis for policy dialogue and for collaboration in defining and implementing educational goals, in innovative ways that reflect judgments about the skills that are relevant to adult life. What does PISA actually assess? This report brings together all the publicly available questions in reading, mathematics and science and, together with the PISA assessment frameworks, gives a solid overview of the PISA test. Some of these questions were used in the PISA 2000, 2003 and 2006 surveys and others were used in developing and trying out the assessment. For the questions used in the PISA 2000, 2003 and 2006 surveys, country results are provided in Annex B to allow an overview of how well students did in each country on different types of questions. Each chapter in this report has two distinct sections: the first presents the questions and the second presents the answers to these questions. (Individual units contain tables and figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment