Month: June 2016

PISA Tests to Start Global Skills Assessment Category

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is looking to introduce a new Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test that will determine 15 year old children’s knowledge of global and cultural issues. The new school assessment criteria would come into effect in 2018, giving schools within the OECD membership countries (around 80 including the UK) time to prepare their students accordingly. The current criteria revolves around the core subjects maths, reading and science and will augment to include ‘Global Competence’ according to the G7 Education Ministers at a meeting in Kurashiki, Japan. Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and...

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