PISA results are in…

Filling the pail

I have made a few predictions about PISA both on this blog and on Twitter. I predicted an entrenchment of East Asian countries at the top of the table, a decline for Finland and perhaps a decline for Canada. These were all based upon my interpretation of the policy decisions they have been making and on recent trends.

East Asia is more mixed than I predicted. Singaporehas moved further ahead but there have been some declines in Vietnam and Korea. Finland has fallen away again, as predicted, and Canadian maths scores have dropped by another 4 points – these both add to longer trends.

I also made predictions about collaborative problem-solving but it appears that the results for these tests won’t be out until 2017.

I didn’t realise that survey data was going to be published alongside the science results and this is fascinating. PISA designed a set…

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