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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

PISA Results

Good morning!

Interesting stuff when you read the PISA results.  Canada is doing a lot of things right!  Holy China!


1 comment:

  1. Here is a NY Times article discussing the PISA results, with a focus on how comparatively well Shanghai did (especially in Math!). Being an American article, of course they also draw comparisons to the US. This quote is very telling:

    “This is the first time that we have internationally comparable data on learning outcomes in China. While that’s important, for me the real significance of these results is that they refute the commonly held hypothesis that China just produces rote learning. Large fractions of these students demonstrate their ability to extrapolate from what they know and apply their knowledge very creatively in novel situations...”

    Read the entire article here: