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How accurate is the Pisa test?

How accurate is the Pisa test? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

The Pisa league table which ranks test results of students from 65 countries is taken very seriously by policymakers and the media, who celebrate a good performance and bemoan a poor one. But how accurate is it?

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The Best Posts & Articles On 2012 PISA Test Results | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Posts & Articles On 2012 PISA Test Results | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Larry Ferlazzo has rounded up links to news articles, opinions and reactions about the 2012 PISA results. One-stop shopping.

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Changes in the reading skills of 15-yr olds between 2000-2009

Changes in the reading skills of 15-yr olds between 2000-2009 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Graphic on Changes in the reading skills of 15-year-old students between 2000 and 2009, as measured by PISA (OECD)


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Asians lead the globe on exams, but paying a price | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Asians lead the globe on exams, but paying a price  | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Long hours of hard work at learning put Asians at the top of testing, but well-rounded education suffers.
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More on the PISA tests. Thanks to my colleague Gregory Greenleaf for this one!

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U.S. students lag around average on international science, math and reading test

U.S. students lag around average on international science, math and reading test | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
American 15-year-olds below average in math, average in science, slightly better in reading.
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Interesting tidbit from this article: "Starting this spring, any U.S. high school will be able to participate in a new test that is comparable to PISA and will allow schools to compare themselves to the participating PISA countries. Jon Schnur, executive chairman of America Achieves, which has worked with the OECD to develop the test, said 150 high schools — including 51 in Virginia and Maryland — have registered to participate. A handful of schools participated in a pilot test last year and used the results to make changes to curriculum and instruction, Schnur said."



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