Performance on PISA 2009

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The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is carried out by the nations of the OECD to assess what 15 year-olds have learned, both inside and out of school. Students performed better on the 2009 assessment than on the 2006 assessment. However, they continued to perform significantly below the international average for industrialized nation. About three quarters of U.S. students scored at level 3 (out of 6) or below, indicating that they are capable of working with “clearly described procedures” and applying “simple problem solving strategies,” but cannot deal with more complex problem solving situations.

The mathematics assessment “uses a concept of mathematical literacy that is concerned with the capacity of students to analyse, reason and communicate effectively as they pose, solve and interpret mathematical problems in a variety of situations involving quantitative, spatial, probabilistic or other mathematical concepts.” Click here to read the full report. Click here to read NCTM’s “Talking Points” on PISA 2009.

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