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ERIC Number: EJ1022539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1931-6569
The Influences and Implications of PISA: An Australian Perspective
Starr, Karen
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v10 n4 p19-30 Win 2014
This article is a commentary on Australia's involvement in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests. It provides a rationale for Australia's participation in the PISA programme, the influences of PISA involvement on education policies and practices, and considerations and implications for school leaders and education researchers. It provides commentary on the positive and negative aspects of PISA involvement and concludes that there are many more disadvantages than benefits, each of which is explained. The article has applicability across the many standardized testing programmes to which Australian students are subjected. Furthermore, the Australian experience and this perspective may hold resonance for colleagues in countries with similar education systems, policies, and standardized testing regimes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment