PISA in Focus

PISA in Focus is a series of monthly education policy-oriented notes designed to describe a PISA topic in a concise, user-friendly way.

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Does Math Make You Anxious?

  • Greater anxiety towards mathematics is associated with lower scores in mathematics, both between and within countries.
  • The better a student’s schoolmates perform in mathematics, the greater the student’s anxiety towards mathematics.
  • Teachers’ use of formative assessment practices is associated with lower levels of mathematics anxiety in 39 countries and economies.

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