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PISA 2012

 
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PISA 2012 is the fifth cycle of the PISA study and will be carried out in 67 countries, including ‎Ireland.  In preparation for the PISA 2012 Main Study, a field trial took place in Ireland in March ‎‎2011 with around 2,000 students in 68 schools. During the main study in March 2012 it is planned ‎to assess 5,500 15-year-old students in about 160 schools across Ireland.‎

As in PISA 2003, mathematics will again be the major focus of the 2012 assessment. This allows ‎us to examine students’ performance across a wider range of mathematics content areas and ‎processes than was the case in 2006 and 2009. It also provides us with the first opportunity to ‎examine in-depth changes and trends in students’ mathematics performance since 2003. In ‎addition to mathematics, PISA 2012 provides some information about student performance in ‎reading and science.‎
A new element to the PISA study in this cycle is the Computer Based Assessment of Literacies ‎‎(CBAL). CBAL will assess reading, mathematics and problem solving. The interactive nature of ‎the test allows for student assessment in novel contexts that would not be possible using the ‎traditional paper-and-pencil format. In the PISA 2012 Main Study, up to 35 students in each ‎participating school will be invited to complete the written PISA test, and a subsample of ‎approximately 20 students from each school will also complete the CBAL. ‎

Students will also be asked to complete a questionnaire which will gather information about their ‎backgrounds, learning environment, beliefs and attitudes towards mathematics, strategies used ‎when studying mathematics, educational and occupational aspirations, and familiarity and ‎engagement with Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). In addition, principals of ‎participating schools and teachers of junior cycle mathematics students will be asked to ‎complete short questionnaires.‎

As part of the PISA study in this cycle, a nationally representative sample of mathematics teachers took ‎part in a survey that examined their views on the Project Maths initiative, as well as teaching and ‎learning more generally. ‎

The report can be downloaded  here and the summary brochure can be downloaded  here.

A second report on the survey, focusing on the teaching and learning of mathematics in ‎Transition Year, has also been published.‎

The report can be downloaded  here ‎‎ and the summary ‎brochure can be downloaded  here.‎

 

 
     
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International Studies

PISA 2012

PISA 2012 is the fifth cycle of the PISA study and will be carried out in 67 countries, including ‎Ireland.  In preparation for the PISA 2012 Main Study, a field trial took place in Ireland in March ‎‎2011 with around 2,000 students in 68 schools. During the main study in March 2012 it is planned ‎to assess 5,500 15-year-old students in about 160 schools across Ireland.‎

As in PISA 2003, mathematics will again be the major focus of the 2012 assessment. This allows ‎us to examine students’ performance across a wider range of mathematics content areas and ‎processes than was the case in 2006 and 2009. It also provides us with the first opportunity to ‎examine in-depth changes and trends in students’ mathematics performance since 2003. In ‎addition to mathematics, PISA 2012 provides some information about student performance in ‎reading and science.‎
A new element to the PISA study in this cycle is the Computer Based Assessment of Literacies ‎‎(CBAL). CBAL will assess reading, mathematics and problem solving. The interactive nature of ‎the test allows for student assessment in novel contexts that would not be possible using the ‎traditional paper-and-pencil format. In the PISA 2012 Main Study, up to 35 students in each ‎participating school will be invited to complete the written PISA test, and a subsample of ‎approximately 20 students from each school will also complete the CBAL. ‎

Students will also be asked to complete a questionnaire which will gather information about their ‎backgrounds, learning environment, beliefs and attitudes towards mathematics, strategies used ‎when studying mathematics, educational and occupational aspirations, and familiarity and ‎engagement with Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). In addition, principals of ‎participating schools and teachers of junior cycle mathematics students will be asked to ‎complete short questionnaires.‎

As part of the PISA study in this cycle, a nationally representative sample of mathematics teachers took ‎part in a survey that examined their views on the Project Maths initiative, as well as teaching and ‎learning more generally. ‎

The report can be downloaded  here and the summary brochure can be downloaded  here.

A second report on the survey, focusing on the teaching and learning of mathematics in ‎Transition Year, has also been published.‎

The report can be downloaded  here ‎‎ and the summary ‎brochure can be downloaded  here.‎