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ERIC Number: EJ1330902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2022
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7267
PISA: A Political Project and a Research Agenda
Sjøberg, Svein; Jenkins, Edgar
Studies in Science Education, v58 n1 p1-14 2022
PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) is one of two large scale international comparative projects of student assessment that now exert considerable influence upon school science education policy, the other being TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study). This paper focuses on PISA, now the most influential study. This article outlines the origins of PISA, identifies some of the challenges in its construction and the claims made for it. It argues that while the statistical and methodological aspects of PISA have received much research attention, other elements of PISA have been largely ignored. In particular, there are several outcomes of PISA testing that point towards a significant research agenda. In addition, the political, ideological and economic assumptions underpinning the PISA project have implications for school science curriculum policy that deserve closer scrutiny and debate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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