22/06/2011 - The OECD will release a new PISA report, “Students on Line: Reading and Using Digital Information”, that tests how 15-year olds use computers and the Internet to learn, on Tuesday 28 June 2011.
16 OECD countries took part (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Denmark, France, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Spain) and three non-member economies (Colombia, Hong Kong – China, and Macao – China).
The report will be published at 10.00 a.m. Paris time (08.00 a.m. GMT) on Tuesday 28 June.
Andreas Schleicher, head of the PISA programme, will hold a press conference under embargo, in Tokyo, Japan, at 17.00 local time on Monday 27 June 2011. To register for this event contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To obtain an embargo copy of the report, journalists should contact email@example.com.
Some useful background reading:
>> Sample questions from the test are available at http://erasq.acer.edu.au (User name: public, password: access).
>> Other results from PISA 2009 that tests literacy in reading, maths and science are available at www.oecd.org/edu/pisa/2009.
Note to editors:
PISA is a collaborative effort undertaken by OECD countries and more than 30 other economies to measure how well students, at age 15, are prepared to meet the challenges they may encounter in future life. It provides insights into factors that influence the development of skills and attitudes at home and at school, and examines the implications for policy development.
More information on PISA is available at www.oecd.org/edu/pisa