PISA 2009 Assessment Framework

Key Competencies in Reading, Mathematics and Science

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This book presents the theory behind the development of the 2009 PISA survey. The re-worked and expanded framework for reading literacy includes not only the assessment of reading and understanding printed texts, but also an innovative component to assess how well students read, navigate and understand electronic texts. Additionally, this publication provides the basis for measuring mathematical and scientific competencies. Finally, it presents the theory behind the questionnaires used to gather information from students, schools and parents on students’ home backgrounds, students’ approaches to learning and school learning environments.

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Reading Framework

This chapter discusses the conceptual framework underlying the PISA 2009 assessment of students’ reading competencies. It provides PISA’s definition of reading literacy and presents the elements of the survey which have remained consistent throughout the previous cycles, along with a new element: reading and understanding electronic texts. It describes how PISA assesses and analyses electronic reading tasks, as well as the way in which students navigate through texts and respond to the format of tasks. Sample print and electronic reading items are included throughout the chapter to further illustrate how students’ skill are measured. Finally, a discussion on reading engagement and metacognition addresses the motivational and behavioural elements of reading literacy.

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