The link below will take you to a website that provides information about the OECD for Schools assessment.
The OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA) is an excellent tool
in many ways:
OECD Test for Schools and PISA Results
We want to share with you information about an international benchmarking opportunity called the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) test for schools. It is a useful yardstick of students’ mastery of rigorous academic content and the acquisition of critical-thinking,
problem-solving, and analytic skills. It also allows individual schools to compare themselves to high-performing schools and systems worldwide.
The PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) results show us what’s possible for student achievement, from Brazil to Shanghai, and can help set measurable targets for students. This year, we’re particularly interested in PISA because we’re participating in the same type of
test: The OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA). This school-level assessment uses the same types of questions as the PISA and is comparable to PISA scoring, but yields school-level results and actionable information about how the school can better drive students towards globally competitive outcomes.
• The global results from the 2012 PISA will be part of our school’s unique look at how our students compare to their national and international peers.
• By participating in the OECD Test for Schools, we can see how our students stack up against their U.S. and global peers.
• Our data will provide benchmarks and comparisons of both our students’ academic performance and their academic confidence.
• Like PISA, the OECD Test for Schools is a tool for learning. It helps us to not only understand how our students are performing in comparison to global peers, but also what we can do to enable more of them to achieve at globally competitive levels.
Fairfax County VA participated in the OECD Test for Schools with Howard-Suamico in 2013. Here is a video highlighting what benefits Fairfax County took from the experience and data.
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