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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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Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

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01 July 2002
9789264176201 (PDF) ;9789264198227(print)

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This publication describes the OECD PISA 2000 international database. The PISA 2000 database comprises micro-level data on student performance for 32 countries collected in 2000 and processed during the second half of 2000 and 2001, together with students' responses to the questionnaires and the test questions. The first results were released in December 2001 and presented in the publication Knowledge and Skills for Life: First Results of PISA 2000 (OECD, 2001).  The purpose of this publication is to provide all the information required to understand the PISA 2000 database and perform analyses in accordance with the complex methodologies used to collect and process the data. It does not provide detailed information regarding these methods but rather directs readers to the publications which cover these aspects. The PISA 2000 database can be downloaded from www.pisa.oecd.org

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Table of Contents

What is the General Structure of the PISA 2000 International Database?
Which Instruments Were Included in PISA 2000?

-Test Design
-Structure of the Testing Session
What Is Available from the PISA 2000 International Database?
-What Is Available for Downloading?
--SAS Control Files
--SPSS Control Files
--Data Files in TXT format
Which Files are Included in the PISA 2000 International Database?
-How Are the Files Named?
-The Student Files
--Student and Reading Performance Files
--Student and Mathematics Performance Data Files
--Student and Science Performance Data Files
-The School File
--The School Questionnaire Data File
-The Assessment Items Data File
-Which Records are Included in the International Database
-How Are Missing Data Represented?
-How are Students and Schools Identified?
The Weights and Replicates
-The Reading, Mathematics, and Science Weights
-Normalising the Student Weights
-The Fay's Replicates
The Student Questionnaire Files
-The Responses to the Student Questionnaires
-The Student Performance Scores
-How to Analyze Data Using the Plausible Values
-How to Analyze the Data Using the Proficiency Scale Levels
-The Student Questionnaire Indices
-Analysis of the Questionnaire Data
The School File
-The Responses to the School Questionnaire
-The School Weight
-The School Questionnaire Indices
The File with the Student Test Data
-Recoding of the Assessment Items
-National Item Deletions
-International Scores Assigned to the Items
Modification of the International Database
-Student Questionnaire Data
-School Questionnaire Data
Making Comparisons
-Dependent versus Independent Samples
-The Bonferroni Adjustment
Additional Technical Information and Glossary
Appendix 1. Student Questionnaire
Appendix 2. Cross Curriculum Competencies Questionnaire
Appendix 3. Computer Familiarity Questionnaire
Appendix 4. School Questionnaire
Appendix 5. Student Questionnaire Data File Codebook
Appendix 6. Student Questionnaire Codebook
Appendix 7. Student Test Data Codebook
Appendix 8. Socres Allocated to the Items

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