PISA: US students show no progress on international assessment

educationdive | December 03, 2019

If recent results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress left the public dismayed about the academic performance of U.S. students, Tuesday’s release of scores showing how 15-year-olds compare to their peers around the world aren’t likely to cheer them up. Teens who took assessments in reading, math and science literacy on the 2018 Program for International Student Assessment showed no improvement, compared to 2015. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which includes 37 member countries, gives the assessment every three years, and last year, 600,000 15-year-olds from 79 countries and economies participated.

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What happens when you give every student and teacher a Surface Pro? In a commissioned study, Forrester Consulting analyzed four primary and secondary schools that currently employ a 1-to-1 Surface Pro strategy for all students and teachers – and then presented those findings in a risk-adjusted three year value. And now, you can get access to that data.

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