Monday, December 09, 2013

Are you taking the PISA?



Please do listen to the latest BBC World Service of More or Less.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01mlxhv/More_or_Less_Testing_the_PISA_test/

BBC Description:
The publication of the latest international education league table has created waves around the world. From Shanghai at the top of the table to Peru at the bottom, the PISA rankings create a lot of discussion about the best way to teach children. In some countries the OECD-led ratings are taken so seriously that education policy has been changed to try to improve national performance. But is the league table really as definitive as many people believe? Ruth Alexander looks behind the numbers. Presenter/producer: Ruth Alexander

The documentary reviews the performance of children who take the PISA test (Programme for International Student Association).  Here in the West,  we are not doing so well.


Let me close with a little Fractal Tree: