PISA - How Does Pisa Shape Education Reform?
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The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a worldwide study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It is intended to evaluate educational systems by measuring 15-year-old school pupils' scholastic performance on mathematics, science, and reading. It was first performed in 2000, and results of testing on 15-year-olds are released every 3 years so countries can see if their teaching systems are improving. Through the study, the OECD discover countries around the world are effectively preparing their students for further study or work. Its aim is to provide comparable data with a view to enabling countries to improve their education policies and outcomes. It measures problem solving and cognition.
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Following on from a previous explainer video in which we describe who the OECD and PISA are, in this film we discover how PISA testing helps to shape education reform in participating countries.
From Germany to Brazil, we find out how being able to see a snapshot of their 15-year-olds’ progress gave these countries the impetus to change their teaching methods. We also see why it’s so useful to share information and see how other countries achieve results.
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