A Global Test: The OECD Test for Schools Webinar/EventMay 16, 2013
How does your high school stack up against the best in the world? In 2012, more than 100 U.S. high schools took part in a pilot study to measure their students’ abilities to apply their knowledge to solve real-world problems and compare their performance to countries that took part in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a sixty-nation assessment administered by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). Findings from the test, known as the OECD Test for Schools, provides participating schools with a wealth of information on teaching and learning and shows that some schools performed quite well. Beginning next school year, all U.S. schools can participate in the test.
Over two hundred educators, advocates, and other key stakeholders gathered on December 4 to discuss the 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results in reading, mathematics, and science. The event—cohosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education, Asia Society, Business Roundtable, Council of Chief State School Officers, ED in ‘08, and the National Governors Association—featured a dynamic presentation by Andreas Schleicher, PISA’s director and head of the Indicators and Analysis Division of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s (OECD) Directorate for Education; reactions from each of the hosting organizations; and an engaging question-and-answer session with the audience.