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A series of reports on the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment’s (PISA) periodic testing program on student performance. The reports generally compare student (15 year olds) academic performance across countries, or discuss the methodology used to gather the data.

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24 Jan 2006
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ICT has profound implications for education, both because ICT can facilitate new forms of learning and because it has become important for young people to master ICT in preparation for adult life. But how extensive is access to ICT in schools and informal settings and how is it used by students?

Drawing on data from the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Are Students Ready for a Technology-Rich World? What PISA Studies Tell Us, examines whether access to computers for students is equitable across countries and student groups; how students use ICT and what their attitudes are towards ICT; the relationship between students’ access to and use of ICT and their performance in PISA 2003; and the implications for educational policy.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. ICT in PISA and Educational Policy
-Drivers for Integration of Technology in Schools
-PISA 2003 and How Information on ICT was Collected
-Structure of the Report
Readers' Guide
Chapter 2. Students' Access to ICT

-Key Points
-How Universal Is Access to ICT?
-ICT and Other Educational Resources at Home
-ICT and Resources at School
-Conclusions and Implications
Chapter 3. Students' Use of and Attitudes towards ICT
-Key Points
-Frequency of Use by Location
-Frequency of Use by Type of Use
-Attitudes towards ICT
-Students' Confidence in Using ICT
-Conclusions and Implications
Chapter 4. Students' Access to and Use of ICT and their Performance in PISA 2005
-Key Points
-Equity of Access to Technology and Student Performance
-Students' Use of Computers and Student Performance
-Attitudes toward Computers, Confidence in Performing Tasks on a Computer and Student Performance in Mathematics
-Conclusion and Implications
Annex A. Technical Background
-Annex A1. Questionnaire Indices
-Annex A2. Are Principals' Assessments of the Extent to Which Lack of Computers Hinders Instruction Comparable across Schools?
-Annex A3. Standard Errors, Significance Tests and Subgroup Comparisons
-Annex A4. Information and Communication Technology Questionnaire
Annex B. Data Tables
-Annex B1. Data Tables for the Chapters
-Annex B2. Performance Differences between Regions within Countries
Annex C. The Development of PISA: A Collaborative Effort

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