The word “Pisa” sounds like the Italian city with the leaning tower. But for teachers it is also synonymous with international comparisons of student academic performance. The “culprit” is the OECD. For two decades, it has used PISA as an acronym for its International Performance Assessment Program – Program for International Student Assessment , in English – which assesses the reading, […] … learn more→
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Spanish students, an international example of adaptation to an interconnected and globalized world
Have students evaluate lessons: a test for teachers?
An airport, in the boarding hall. At the exit of the toilets, in front of me, a small white box, a little worn, invites me to appreciate my user experience. Three options, no more, represented by three icons of different colors. I look at this box and I find myself thinking of the denunciation of the spirit of […] … learn more→
Learning from exam results crisis: the way students’ work is assessed needs to change
This year’s school results in England have highlighted how a narrow focus on so-called academic standards can hide much greater issues of justice in how we assess student performance. The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare underlying problems – but these issues have existed for a long time. This is an opportunity to go back to some basic […] … learn more→