- Published on Monday, 05 December 2011 08:55
On 10 February 2011, a seminar was held at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister in Warsaw on the results of The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2000–2009..
The seminar was inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Donald Tusk.The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is one of the most important international studies in the area of education, coordinated by the OECD. It aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students in participating countries. Since 2000 over 70 countries and economies have participated in PISA.
"PISA assesses how far students near the end of compulsory education have acquired some of the knowledge and skills that are essential for full participation in society. In all cycles, the domains of reading, mathematical and scientific literacy are covered not merely in terms of mastery of the school curriculum, but in terms of important knowledge and skills needed in adult life."1
Among the participants were Katarzyna Hall, Minister of Education, Michał Boni, Chairman of the Permanent Committee of the Council of Ministers, Andreas Schleicher, Head of the Indicators and Analysis Division, Directorate for Education, OECD, and Michał Federowicz, Director of the Educational Research Institute responsible for the Polish PISA Team.
During the first session, OECD experts presented the PISA results for 2009. Their presentations are listed below:
- PISA 2009 Results – Andreas Schleicher, Head of the Indicators and Analysis Division, Directorate for Education, OECD [download]
- Learning Trends. Changes in Student Performance since 2000 – Maciej Jakubowski, Indicators and Analysis Division, Directorate for Education, OECD [download]
In the afternoon session, the results of some countries which have significantly improved their student performance between 2000 and 2009 were discussed. The results of Polish students were presented by Michał Federowicz, Director of the Educational Research Institute.
Afternoon session presentations:
- Poland – Michał Federowicz, Educational Research Institute (IBE)
- Germany – Nina Jude, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) [download]
- Hungary – Gabor Halasz, ELTE University, Budapest [download]
- Portugal – Carlos Pinto Ferreira, Head of Statistics and Planning Department (GEPE), Ministry of Education and Anabela Serrão, Student Evaluation Department (GAVE), Ministry of Education [download]
The seminar was organised by the Educational Research Institute as a part of the series ‘Research in Educational Policy’.