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In this 2012 photo, South Korean high school students cheer on senior classmen in front of the main gate of an examination hall in Seoul, wishing them success in the high-stakes College Scholastic Ability Test. A new study of the PISA test, taken by students internationally, finds many may not be taking it seriously—and raises questions about where countries stand in education rankings.
—Lee Jin-man/AP-file

If Students Aren't Trying on International Tests, Can We Still Compare Countries' Results?

When they sit down to take the Program for International Student Assessment, many students skip questions, spend too little time on them, or quit early, a new study suggests. And that could be a problem, researchers say. (August 22, 2018)

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In a response to the U.S. Dept. of Ed., PISA’s Governing Board chair argues that its testing cycle should be accelerated.
February 6, 2019 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education sees two specific challenges potentially undermining the quality of the international assessment program, writes Mark Schneider.
February 1, 2019 – Education Week
Rumors are circulating that the exam reused questions from a test given in Asia last fall. Here's what you need to know.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her counterparts from around the globe met in Argentina for the first-ever G-20 meeting of education and employment ministers.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
When they sit down to take the Program for International Student Assessment, many students skip questions, spend too little time on them, or quit early, a new study suggests. And that could be a problem, researchers say.
August 22, 2018 – Education Week
Following a trip to Europe, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reflects on how we should restructure education at home.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos got a glimpse at at school choice, career-tech education, and more in the Netherlands, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week
Amid worries about digital distractions and "fake news," more than half of students scored "high" or above on a new international assessment of internet reading skills.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
Immigrants in Canada's schools perform on par with native-born students within three years of arriving. What is Canada doing that the United States isn’t?
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
The latest results from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study show that basic literacy is at an all-time high around the world, while the reading skills of U.S. 4th graders seem to be heading in the opposite direction.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week

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