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ERIC Number: EJ757681
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Knowledge and Skills for PISA--Assessing the Assessment
Dohn, Nina Bonderup
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v41 n1 p1-16 Feb 2007
This article gives a critique of the methodology of OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). It is argued that PISA is invalidated by the fact that the methodology chosen does not constitute an adequate operationalisation of the question of inquiry. Therefore, contrary to the claims of PISA, PISA is not an assessment of the "knowledge and skills for life" of students, but only of "knowledge and skills in assessment situations". Even this latter form of assessment is not fully reliable, however, because of problems at the level of concrete test items and because of an inherent confusion of relative and absolute evaluation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment