Thursday, 23 December 2010

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment figures

Last week the OECD released the latest PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) figures. These show that the UK is now ranked 25th in reading, 27th in maths and 16th in science; all lower than in previous years.

As School governors we all know that there is room for improvement in the attainment levels of our most disadvantaged pupils and this is where the UK does particularly badly.

School governors need to be sure that they are both receiving and understanding the data for individual schools so that when underachievement happens we can challenge the education professionals to make a difference.

The PISA report in full and well is worth a read is linked below.,3343,en_2649_201185_46623628_1_1_1_1,00.html

Michael Gove's comment on PISA results can be found below.

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