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Afternoon Announcements: OECD Releases Results of Problem Solving Portion of PISA

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April 01, 2014 03:58 pm

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PISA special report

Today, the OECD released the results of the problem-solving portion of PISA. This assessment measured how well students do at solving real-life problems. Here are key findings from the report. OECD

“The good news is that problem solving still remains a relatively strong suit for American students,” said Bob Wise, former governor of West Virginia and president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, a national policy and advocacy group focused on improving high schools. “The challenge is that a lot of other nations are now developing this and even moving ahead. So where we used to, in an earlier era, dominate in what we called the deeper learning skills — creative thinking, critical thinking and the ability to solve problems — in terms of producing the workers that are increasingly needed in this area, other nations are coming on strong and in some cases surpassing us.” The New York Times

Bob Wise and Andreas Schleicher from the OECD discuss the newly released results of the problem solving portion of PISA in this special report. Alliance for Excellent Education

 

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