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Learning mathematics for life : a perspective from PISA
(2009)
  • Jan De Lange
  • Alla Routitsky, ACER
  • Kaye Stacey
  • Ross Turner, ACER
  • Margaret Wu
  • Andreas Schleicher
  • Claire Shewbridge
  • Pablo Zoido
  • Nicola Clements
Abstract

People from many countries have expressed interest in the tests students take for the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). This book examines the link between the PISA test requirements and student performance. It focuses specifically on the proportions of students who answer questions correctly across a range of difficulty. The questions are classified by content, competencies, context and format, and the connections between these and student performance are then analysed. This analysis has been carried out in an effort to link PISA results to curricular programs and structures in participating countries and economies. Results from the student assessment reflect differences in country performance in terms of the test questions. These findings are important for curriculum planners, policy makers and in particular teachers - especially mathematics teachers of intermediate and lower secondary school classes.

Keywords
  • Mathematical aptitude,
  • Mathematics,
  • Achievement,
  • Education,
  • Tests,
  • Numeracy,
  • Students,
  • Secondary education,
  • PISA
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Jan De Lange, Alla Routitsky, Kaye Stacey, Ross Turner, et al.. "Learning mathematics for life : a perspective from PISA" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ross_turner/55/