In his blog, 03/04/13, Ian Power, Membership Secretary of HMC, talks about suggestions that schools could measure themselves against Pisa tests.
I cannot help wondering why the PISA organisation would think that schools would want to take additional PISA tests in order to see how they fare compared with other schools and nations around the world. Or perhaps I have missed something? Surely the point of the PISA tests is that they give an average value for the performance of children within a nation, and putting aside whether the tests are themselves a fair assessment of educational achievement, at least you can compare like with like: but individual schools compared with countries?
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