Posts tagged PISA

Shanghai is an exceptional case - and the [PISA] results there are close to what I expected. But what surprised me more [in China] were the results from poor provinces that came out really well. The levels of resilience are just incredible. In China, the idea is so deeply rooted that education is the key to mobility and success.
Andreas Schleicher,  Deputy Director for Education at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development who oversees the Programme for International Student Assessment.  (via lessonsfromabroad)
The latest results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) garnered all the usual headlines about America’s lackluster performance and the rise of competitor nations. And to be sure, the findings—that America’s 15-year-olds perform in the middle of the pack in both reading and math—are disconcerting for a nation that considers itself an international leader, priding itself on its home-grown innovation, intellect, and opportunity (via American Achievement in International Perspective).

The latest results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) garnered all the usual headlines about America’s lackluster performance and the rise of competitor nations. And to be sure, the findings—that America’s 15-year-olds perform in the middle of the pack in both reading and math—are disconcerting for a nation that considers itself an international leader, priding itself on its home-grown innovation, intellect, and opportunity (via American Achievement in International Perspective).

Earlier in the year, Dirk van Damme, the OECD’s head of educational research, said of Scotland: “Too many leave school without qualifications or skills that matter in the labour market.”

He invited Scotland to take stock.

"An egalitarian education culture is definitely not enough," Mr van Damme said.

"The egalitarian and optimistic education culture in Scotland may even help to conceal the real issues," he said.

Ministers hope improvements may come from an inquiry into what teachers are taught.

BBC