PISA 2003 Technical Report

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The PISA 2003 Technical Report describes the complex methodology underlying PISA 2003, along with additional features related to the implementation of the project at a level of detail that allows researchers to understand and replicate its analyses. It presents information on the test and sample design, methodologies used to analyse the data, technical features of the project and quality control mechanisms.



Field Operations

PISA was implemented in each country by a National Project Manager (NPM). The NPM implemented procedures prepared by the consortium and agreed upon by participating countries. To implement the assessment in schools, the NPMs were assisted by school co-ordinators and test administrators. Each NPM typically had several assistants, working from a base location that is referred to throughout this report as a national centre.


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