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PISA 2009 key findings presents the initial results from the 2009 survey, which assessed the competencies of 15-year-olds in reading, mathematics and science (with a focus on reading) in 65 countries and economies. The report comprises the six volumes listed below. In 2010 students from a further 9 countries and economies took the PISA 2009 test. Click here to consult the results (published by the Australian Council for Educational Research)
Volume I, What Students Know and Can Do: Student Performance in Reading, Mathematics and Science, compares the knowledge and skills of students across countries.
Volume II, Overcoming Social Background: Equity in Learning Opportunities and Outcomes, looks at how successful education systems moderate the impact of social background and immigrant status on student and school performance.
Volume III, Learning to Learn: Student Engagement, Strategies and Practices, examines 15-year-olds’ motivation, their engagement with reading and their use of effective learning strategies.
Volume IV, What Makes a School Successful? Resources, Policies and Practices, examines how human, financial and material resources, and education policies and practices shape learning outcomes.
Volume V. Learning Trends: Changes in Student Performance Since 2000, looks at the progress countries have made in raising student performance and improving equity in the distribution of learning opportunities.
Volume VI, Students On Line: Digital Technologies and Performance, explores students’ use of information technologies to learn
PISA 2009 marks the beginning of the second cycle of surveys, with an assessment in mathematics scheduled for 2012 and one in science for 2015.
PISA at a Glance offers a reader-friendly introduction to five of the six volumes of the PISA 2009 results
Andreas Schleicher tells Jonathan Clifton of the Institute for Public Policy Research how English schools are performing, and how they can improve.
Notes and interactive profiles by country/economy