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Davis, Andrew – Ethics and Education, 2015
PISA claims that it can extend its reach from its current core subjects of Reading, Science, Maths and problem-solving. Yet given the requirement for high levels of reliability for PISA, especially in the light of its current high stakes character, proposed widening of its subject coverage cannot embrace some important aspects of the social and…
Descriptors: International Assessment, High Stakes Tests, Reliability, Academic Achievement
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Messner, Rudolf – Zeitschrift fur Padagogik, 2003
Examines the relationship between Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and general education. Explains the socially grounded demands of the PISA literacy approach and its importance in basic education. Points out PISA's limitations. Argues that if PISA is misunderstood, schools and instruction may be restricted in content and social…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Elementary School Curriculum