The PISA results are coming! But should the findings be trusted?
5:45 pm to 7:00 pm, 02 December 2019
For anyone who really wants to understand the PISA headlines that will follow the next day, this session is a must attend.
Drama StudioUCL Institute of Education20 Bedford WayLondonWC1H 0AL
The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a major international study of the reading, mathematics and science skills of 15-year-olds across the world.
The results are closely watched by journalists, educationalists and policymakers across the globe. Yet there have been recent criticisms of the methodology used by PISA, and debate about whether the results can really be trusted.
With the latest PISA results due to be released on 3 December 2019, this public lecture taking place the evening before will discuss some of these criticisms of PISA in detail. This will include key aspects, such as how the PISA sample is selected and whether it is a truly representative reflection of 15-year-olds’ achievement, as well as unusual aspects of the PISA test design.
The IOE Professorial Public Lecture series
Each lecture is free and open to everyone - staff, students and members of the public.
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About the Speaker
Professor John Jerrim
John Jerrim is a Professor of Educational and Social Statistics at UCL Institute of Education. He has analysed PISA data for over ten years, and has worked at the OECD as a Thomas J. Alexander fellow. John was lead author of the PISA 2015 national reports for England, Wales and Northern Ireland and has published more than 20 academic articles using these data.More about Professor John Jerrim