PISA 2012 results in focus: what 15-year-olds know and what they can do with what they know


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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) assesses the extent to which 15-year-old students have acquired key knowledge and skills that are essential for full participation in modern societies. The assessment, which focuses on reading, mathematics, science and problem-solving, does not just ascertain whether students can reproduce what they have learned; it also examines how well they can extrapolate from what they have learned and apply that knowledge in unfamiliar settings, both in and outside of school. This approach reflects the fact that modern societies reward...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Assessment; Literacy; Numeracy; Youth; Secondary education; Outcomes; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Outcomes of education and training; Competence; Skill analysis; Problem solving skill; Skill needs; Achievement; Attainment; Financial literacy

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2013

Physical description: 31 p.

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Also called: Programme for International Student Assessment 2012 results in focus

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 114.1458

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