“Conclusions based on PISA results deserve further attention”

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2 weeks from now all educationalists will know where to go to next for inspiration. But maybe we’ll need to take a closer look to the PISA results – to be published on December 6 – before booking our plane tickets.

Just some extra input to the discussions to come:

The tests results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which often informs the development of academic policies in various countries, often receive rather simplified interpretations. As such, analysis of PISA data does not reflect the entire ‘package’ of school students’ knowledge in one key area – mathematics. This is the opinion of researchers from National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia), Stanford University (USA), and Michigan State University (USA).

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is the leading authority currently monitoring PISA educational assessments (since 2000). This process can uncover changes and developments in various…

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