1996-3777 (online)
1990-8539 (print)
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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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PISA 2003 Data Analysis Manual

PISA 2003 Data Analysis Manual

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14 June 2005
9789264010642 (PDF) ;9789264010635(print)

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This publication provides all the information required to understand the PISA 2003 educational performance database and perform analyses in accordance with the complex methodologies used to collect and process the data. It enables researchers to both reproduce the initial results and to undertake further analyses. The publication includes introductory chapters explaining the statistical theories and concepts required to analyse the PISA data, including full chapters on how to apply replicate weights and undertake analyses using plausible values; worked examples providing full syntax in SAS®; and a comprehensive description of the OECD PISA 2003 international database.  

The PISA 2003 database includes micro-level data on student educational performance for 41 countries collected in 2003, together with students’ responses to the PISA 2003 questionnaires and the test questions. A similar manual is available for SPSS users.

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Table of Contents

Users' Guide
Chapter 1. The OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment
Chapter 2. Sample Weights
Chapter 3. Replicate Weights
Chapter 4. The Rasch Model
Chapter 5. Plausible Values
Chapter 6. Computation of Standard Errors
Chapter 7. Analyses with Plausible Values
Chapter 8. Use of Proficiency Levels
Chapter 9. Analyses with School Level Variables
Chapter 10. Standard Error on a Difference
Chapter 11. OECD Average and OECD Total
Chapter 12. Trends
Chapter 13. Multilevel Analyses
Chapter 14. Other Statistical Issues
Chapter 15. SAS Macros
Appendix 1. PISA 2003 International Database
Appendix 2. Student Questionnaire
Appendix 3. Educational Career Questionnaire
Appendix 4. Information & Communication Technology Qeustionnaire
Appendix 5. School Questionnaire
Appendix 6. Student Questionnaire Data File Codebook
Appendix 7. School Questionnaire Data File Codebook
Appendix 8. Student Cognitive Test Data File Codebook
Appendix 9. Student and School Questionnaire Indices
Appendix 10. Scores Allocated to the Items

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