PISA 2009 Assessment Framework - Key Competencies in Reading, Mathematics and Science


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ISBN: 9789264059603
Pages: 292
Publication: 22/01/2009
Language: English






PISA 2009 Assessment Framework - Key Competencies in Reading, Mathematics and Science

Are students prepared to meet the challenges of the future? Are they able to analyse, reason and communicate their ideas effectively? How well equipped are they to continue learning throughout life?

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) aims to answer these questions through three-yearly surveys that examine 15-year-old students’ performance in reading, mathematics and science. The first three surveys addressed these subjects in 2000, 2003 and 2006, respectively. PISA 2009 focuses on reading and thus begins a second full cycle of the survey.

PISA 2009 Assessment Framework presents the theory behind the development of the latest survey. The re-worked and expanded framework for reading literacy includes not only the assessment of reading and understanding printed texts, but also an innovative component to assess how well students read, navigate and understand electronic texts. Additionally, this publication provides the basis for measuring mathematical and scientific competencies. Finally, it presents the theory behind the questionnaires used to gather information from students, schools and parents on students’ home backgrounds, students’ approaches to learning and school learning environments.

Table of contents

  • Chapter 1: PISA 2009 Reading Framework
  • Chapter 2: PISA 2009 Mathematics Framework
  • Chapter 3: PISA 2009 Science Framework
  • Chapter 4: PISA 2009 Questionnaire Framework
  • Annex A1: Print reading sample tasks
  • Annex A2: Electronic reading sample tasks
  • Annex B: Background questionnaires
  • Annex C: PISA expert groups

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