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ERIC Number: EJ1008339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
PISA Proficiency Scores Predict Educational Outcomes
Fischbach, Antoine; Keller, Ulrich; Preckel, Franzis; Brunner, Martin
Learning and Individual Differences, v24 p63-72 Apr 2013
The "Programme for International Student Assessment" (PISA) examines the extent to which 15-year-old students who are near the end of compulsory education have acquired some of the competencies essential for participation in the labor market and society. Given that this participation hinges on educational attainment, it is crucial to empirically investigate whether PISA proficiency scores actually predict key educational outcomes. The present prospective study examined the power of domain-specific proficiency scores (in mathematics, science, and reading) to predict class repetition and subject-specific grades (in mathematics, German, French, and science) from five subsequent school years as well as on final exams. Representative data were obtained from 1442 students from Luxembourg's highest academic track who participated in the year 2006 cycle of PISA. The results showed that students with higher proficiency scores were considerably less likely to repeat classes and significantly more likely to obtain good grades across subjects and grade levels. Implications for the predictive power of PISA proficiency scores are discussed. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Luxembourg
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment