On December 3, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will release the latest results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a test of reading literacy, mathematics, and science given every three years to fifteen-year-olds in the United States and more than seventy countries worldwide.
In conjunction with the release of the PISA scores, the Alliance for Excellent Education, in partnership with Achieve, ACT, Asia Society, America Achieves, Business Roundtable, College Board, Council of Chief State School Officers, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and National Center on Education and the Economy, will host a digital event that examines the results and their implications for U.S. education policy.
The event, which will be broadcast live over the internet, will feature a presentation on the PISA results by Andreas Schleicher, Deputy Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General of the OECD. Additionally, representatives from partner organizations will comment on the findings and the lessons for U.S. policymakers and educators.
Unlike the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), which tests how well students have learned mathematics and science concepts and skills likely to have been taught in school, PISA was not designed to measure students’ mastery of a school curriculum but, rather, to evaluate what students can do with the information they have learned—in other words, the kinds of abilities students ought to demonstrate and tests ought to measure.
Additional information will be made available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check all4ed.org/webinar/save-the-date-pisa-day/ for the latest updates.