PISA 2009 Results: What Students Know and Can Do
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PISA 2009 Results: What Students Know and Can Do

Student Performance in Reading, Mathematics and Science (Volume I)

This first volume of PISA 2009 survey results provides comparable data on 15-year-olds' performance on reading, mathematics and science across 65 countries. The volume opens with an introduction explaining what PISA is and how PISA 2009 is different from previous PISA surveys.  The introduction also explains what PISA 2009 measures and how.  A reader's guide provides information needed to interpret the data. Chapter 2 provides a summary of the findings related to performance in reading, the focus of the 2009 survey. Chapter 3 provides a summary of the findings related to performance in mathematics and science. A final chapter explores policy implications in five areas: low performance, pursuing excellence, strengths and weaknesses in different kinds of reading, student performance in math and science, and the potential to improve performance across the world. Annexes provide detailed statistical data and technical information.

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Publication Date :
07 Dec 2010
DOI :
10.1787/9789264091450-en
 
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121–156
DOI :
10.1787/9789264091450-6-en

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What can 15-year-old students do in mathematics and science? This chapter examines student performance in these two subjects as measured by PISA 2009. It provides examples of assessment questions, relating them to each PISA proficiency level, discusses gender differences in student performance, and compares countries’ mean performance. As the global demand for highly skilled workers grows, the chapter also highlights today’s top performers in reading, mathematics and science.
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