Friday, February 4, 2011
Strong Performers and Successful Reformers
Every three years, OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) evaluates the skills of 15-year-old secondary students in three basic areas: reading, mathematics and science. Pencil-and-paper tests assess how well they analyze problems, seek solutions and communicate ideas. Around half a million students participated in the latest round, carried out in 2009 in some 70 countries and economies. Check out this series of videos, produced jointly by the OECD and the Pearson Foundation, which highlights initiatives being taken by education authorities around the world to help school students do better.