Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
The release of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) science test results was front page news in El Tiempo here in Colombia today. The tests, organized by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) measure fifteen-year-olds against a set of educational standards determined by the testing agency. The 2006 test was written by 400,000 15-year-olds in 57 countries. The PISA tests are not a measure of a country's educational system (the questions are not aligned to curricular objectives) and have been criticized in the past for irregular process (participants are chosen by subject countries).

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