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Title: Program for International Student Assessment PISA: PISA 2009 Briefing for EIMAC Assessment Subcommit


1
Program for International Student Assessment
(PISA)PISA 2009 Briefing for EIMAC Assessment
Subcommittee
  • Daniel J. McGrath
  • National Center for Education Statistics
  • Institute of Education Sciences
  • U.S. Department of Education

2
PISA in the constellation of international
assessments
3
PISA in the constellation of international
assessments (contd)
4
What can be learned from international
assessments?
  • International benchmarking
  • Mean scores
  • Percentiles (90th percentile, etc.)
  • Percent reaching various skill levels
  • Perspective (international variation)
  • Educational contexts
  • Demographics
  • Ranges of performance

5
PISA 2006 results Average scores of 15-year-old
students on combined science literacy scale, by
jurisdiction
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PISA 2006 results (contd) Percentage reaching
various skill levels
The United States had
  • higher percentages of students at lowest two
    levels than OECD average
  • comparable percentages at highest two levels to
    OECD average

7
PISA 2009 Assessment Design
  • Reading literacy is focal subject
  • Framework from 2000 re-assessed
  • More items, more measurement depth
  • Trends in mathematics back to 2003
  • Trends in science back to 2006

8
PISA 2009 Schedule
  • Spring 2008 Field test
  • Try out new reading and background questionnaire
    items
  • Identify potential concerns for main study
  • Response rates always big concern (PISA will
    disallow results if acceptable response rates not
    achieved in main study)
  • Currently in the field now, 35 schools in 5
    states
  • Samples about 40 15-year-old students per school,
    requires 2 ½ hours
  • Summer 2008 Sample drawn for main study
  • Approximately 180 schools across country
  • Approximately 5,500 students

9
PISA 2009 Schedule (contd)
  • School year 2008-09 Work with states, districts,
    schools to schedule sessions
  • Response rates crucial
  • 40 15-year-old students per school
  • 2 hour assessment, ½ hour background
    questionnaire
  • Questionnaire for schools
  • Fall 2009 Administer assessment in schools
  • December 2010 Results reported by NCES and OECD

10
More information
  • PISA at NCES http//nces.ed.gov/surveys/pisa
  • PISA at OECD http//www.pisa.oecd.org
  • Dan McGrath
  • 202-502-7426
  • daniel.mcgrath_at_ed.gov

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