PISA: US students show no progress on international assessment

educationdive | December 03, 2019

PISA: US students show no progress on international assessment
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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Design is design no matter what you are doing. When it comes to designing learning experiences, applying Design Thinking principles is a no-brainer. Design Thinking is all about getting in the end user’s shoes the learner! So, why aren’t more learning professionals applying this method? Lack of time, lack of understanding, and lack of identifying the actual problem to solve all come to mind.