NESC Secretariat Paper 02 (2012): Understanding PISA and What It Tells Us About Educational Standards in Ireland
Author: NESC Secretariat
Published: Jul 11 Report No: 2
The NESC secretariat reviews the performance of Irish students in the PISA assessment (an international assessment of reading, mathematics and science literacy of 15 year olds carried out by the OECD). The paper states that while the PISA data for Ireland shows a decline in relative student performance, these data need to be interpreted with care and that, on its own, the PISA assessment is not a comprehensive measure of educational standards.
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