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ERIC Number: EJ941397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Ranking Our Responses to PISA 2009
Dunleavy, Jodene
Education Canada, v51 n3 Sum 2011
In 1997 the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) partnered with countries around the world to design the ambitious and innovative Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Beginning in 2000, and every three years since, OECD/PISA has assessed 15-year-old students in participating countries to gauge the extent "to which youth have acquired some of the knowledge and skills essential for full participation in modern societies." As PISA becomes a trusted source of information on educational quality, the public needs to understand an important qualification: PISA does not assess students' knowledge or understanding of school subjects. Its results are, in fact, a measure of the cumulative impact of a young person's formal and informal learning and the extent to which this can be demonstrated through the application to "real life" reading, math, and science scenarios. PISA does not assess students' achievement of curriculum outcomes, and results cannot be attributed to schools alone. (Contains 5 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment