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PISA 2015 Assessment and Analytical Framework

Science, Reading, Mathematic and Financial Literacy

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“What is important for citizens to know and be able to do?” The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) seeks to answer that question through the most comprehensive and rigorous international assessment of student knowledge and skills. The PISA 2015 Assessment and Analytical Framework presents the conceptual foundations of the sixth cycle of the triennial assessment. Similar to the previous cycles, the 2015 assessment covers science, reading and mathematics, with the major focus on scientific literacy this cycle. Financial literacy is also evaluated as an optional assessment, as it was in 2012.A questionnaire about students’ background is distributed to all participating students. Students may also choose to complete additional questionnaires: one about their future studies and career, a second about their familiarity with information and communication technologies. School principals complete a questionnaire about the learning environment in their schools, and parents of students who sit the PISA test can choose to complete a questionnaire about the home environment. Seventy-one countries and economies, including all 34 OECD countries, participated in the PISA 2015 assessment.

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PISA 2015 Expert groups

Annex B lists the members of the expert groups who were involved in developing the PISA 2015 framework for the major domain (science) and the questionnaires. The lists of the experts involved in developing the PISA 2009 framework for reading and the 2012 framework for mathematics and financial literacy can be found in the OECD publications PISA 2009 Assessment Framework – Key competencies in Reading, Mathematics and Science (2009) and PISA 2012 Frameworks – Mathematics, Problem Solving and Financial Literacy (2013), respectively.

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