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PISA (Programme international pour le suivi des acquis des élèves)

Enquête sur les compétences et les connaissances des élèves de 15 ans dans les principaux pays industrialiés, menée tous les trois ans.

  • The survey, conducted first in 2000, will be repeated every three years.
  • 265,000 students from 32 countries took part.
  • Students sat pencil and paper assessments in their schools.
  • Students and their principals also answered questionnaires about themselves and their schools. This allowed PISA to identify what factors are associated with better and worse performance.

    A new way of looking at student performance.

  • PISA assessed young people's capacity to use their knowledge and skills in order to meet real-life challenges, rather than merely looking at how well they had mastered a specific school curriculum.
  • PISA assessed literacy in reading, mathematics and science.
  • Students had to understand key concepts, to master certain processes and to apply knowledge and skills in different situations.
  • Information was also collected on student attitudes and approaches to learning.

    A unique collaboration between countries to monitor education outcomes.

  • PISA was co-ordinated by governments of participating countries, through the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
  • Leading international experts worked to develop an assessment whose results are comparable across different national and cultural contexts.
  • PISA improves international information on student outcomes, giving countries benchmarks and regular updates on how students perform against them.

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    mot(s) clé(s) :  enseignement obligatoire, évaluation, qualité de l'éducation, globalisation de l'éducation

    catégorie(s) :  systèmes éducatifs, évaluation et orientation, information, communication, statistiques