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Assessing Scientific, Reading and Mathematical Literacy: A Framework for PISA 2006

 

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ISBN: 9264026398
Publication: 27/09/06
Pages: 187

 

Assessing Scientific, Reading and Mathematical Literacy: A Framework for PISA 2006

Assessing Scientific, Reading and Mathematical literacy: A Framework for PISA 2006 presents the conceptual framework underlying the PISA 2006 survey. It includes a re-developed and expanded framework for scientific literacy, an innovative component on the assessment of students' attitudes to science and the frameworks for the assessment of reading and mathematics. Within each domain, the framework defines the content that students need to acquire, the processes that need to be performed, and the contexts in which knowledge and skills are applied. The domains and their aspects are also illustrated with sample tasks.


Table of contents

Foreword
Introduction
Overview
Basic features of PISA 2006
What makes PISA unique
An overview of what is being asessed in each domain
Assessing and reporting PISA 2006
The context questionnaires and their use
Collaborative development of PISA and its assessment frameworks

CHAPTER 1: Scientific Literacy

  • Introduction
  • Definition of the domain
    • Scientific literacy
  • Organisation of the domain
  • Situations and context
  • Scientific competencies
    • Identifying scientific issues
    • Explaining phenomena scientifically
    • Using scientific evidence
  • Scientific Knowledge
    • Knoweledge of science
    • Knowledge about science
  • Attitudes towards science
  • Assessing scientific literacy
    • Test characteristics
    • Science assessment structure
    • Reporting scales
    • Summary

CHAPTER 2: Reading Literacy

  • Definition of the domain
  • Text format
    • Continuous texts
    • Non-continuous texts
  • Characteristics of the items
    • Five pocesses (aspects)
    • Item types
    • Marking
  • Situations
  • Reporting outcomes
    • Scaling the reading literacy tasks
    • Reporting
    • Building an item map
    • Levels of reading literacy proficiency
  • Reading examples
  • Summary 

CHAPTER 3: Mathematical Literacy

  • Definition of the domain
  • Theoretical basis for the PISA mathematics framework
  • Organisation of the domain
  • Situations and context
  • Mathematical content - the four overarching ideas
    • Space and shape
    • Change and relationships
    • Quantity
    • Uncertainty
  • Mathematical processes
    • Mathematisation
    • The competencies
  • Competency clusters
    • The reproduction cluster
    • The connections cluster
    • The reflection cluster
    • Classification of items by competency cluster
  • Assessing mathematical literacy
    • Task characteristics
    • Assessment structure
    • Reporting mathematical proficiency
    • Aids and tools

Summary
References
Annex A
Annex B


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