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ERIC Number: EJ1101654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
A Call for a More Measured Approach to Reporting and Interpreting PISA Results
Rutkowski, Leslie; Rutkowski, David
Educational Researcher, v45 n4 p252-257 May 2016
In the current article, we consider the influential position of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and discuss several methodological areas that demonstrate the need for caution when using and interpreting PISA results. We motivate our argument by briefly describing the program's increased influence in educational policy over time. Subsequently, we describe the methodological areas of interest, including sampling participants, the achievement estimation model, and measuring trends. We also offer our perspectives on how the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development might productively and more clearly communicate PISA's limitations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A