PISA Data Analysis Manual: SAS, Second Edition

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The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) surveys collected data on students’ performance in reading, mathematics and science, as well as contextual information on students’ background, home characteristics and school factors which could influence performance. This publication includes detailed information on how to analyse the PISA data, enabling researchers to both reproduce the initial results and to undertake further analyses. In addition to the inclusion of the necessary techniques, the manual also includes a detailed account of the PISA 2006 database. It also includes worked examples providing full syntax in SAS®.



Studying the Relationship between Student Performance and Indices Derived from Contextual Questionnaires

The PISA initial reports have used the following tools to describe the relationship between student performance and questionnaire indices: (i) dividing the questionnaire indices into quarters and then reporting the mean performance by quarter; (ii) the relative risk; (iii) the effect size; and (iv) the linear regression. This chapter discusses technical issues related to these four tools and presents some SAS® macros that facilitate their computation.


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