PISA 2009 Technical Report

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The PISA 2009 Technical Report describes the methodology underlying the PISA 2009 survey. It examines additional features related to the implementation of the project at a level of detail that allows researchers to understand and replicate its analyses. The reader will find a wealth of information on the test and sample design, methodologies used to analyse the data, technical features of the project and quality control mechanisms.



Test Design and Test Development

This chapter describes the test design for PISA 2009 and the processes by which the PISA Consortium, led by ACER, developed the PISA 2009 paper-and-pencil tests for reading, mathematics and science. It also describes the design and development of the computer-based assessment of reading, the digital reading assessment, an innovation in PISA 2009. In the following discussion, the term “reading” generally refers to the core, paper-based reading assessment. The computerbased assessment is referred to as the “digital reading assessment”.


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