PISA 2012 Technical report

 


 

The PISA 2012 Technical Report describes the methodology underlying the PISA 2012 survey, which tested 15-year-olds’ competencies in mathematics, reading and science and, in some countries, problem solving and financial literacy. It examines the design and implementation of the project at a level of detail that allows researchers to understand and replicate the resulting data and analyses. The reader will find a wealth of information on the test and sample design, modes of delivery (paper-based or computer-based), methodologies used to analyse the data, technical features of the project, and quality control mechanisms.

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Contents

 

 

Reader's Guide

 

Chapter 1. Programme for International Student Assessment: An overview

 

Chapter 2. Test design and test development

 

Chapter 3. Context questionnaire development

 

Chapter 4. Sample design

 

Chapter 5. Translation and verification of the survey material

 

Chapter 6. Field operations

 

Chapter 7. PISA quality monitoring

 

Chapter 8. Survey weighting and the calculation of sampling variance

 

Chapter 9. Scaling PISA cognitive data

 

Chapter 10. Data management procedures

 

Chapter 11. Sampling outcomes

 

Chapter 12. Scaling outcomes

 

Chapter 13. Coding reliability studies

 

Chapter 14. Data adjudication

 

Chapter 15. Proficiency scale construction

 

Chapter 16. Scaling procedures and construct validation of context questionnaire data

 

Chapter 17. Questionnaire development issues

 

Chapter 18. Computer-based assessments

 

Chapter 19. International database

 

Annex A. Main survey item pool classification

 

Annex B. Contrast coding uded in conditioning

 

Annex C. Standard errors of means, sample sizes, school variance estimates

 

Annex D. Mapping of ISCED to years

 

Annex E. National household possession items

 

Annex F. PISA Technical Standards

 

Annex G. PISA Consortium, staff and consultants