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Field trial of PISA

  • Posted By
    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Economy
  • Published
    2nd Sep, 2021

Context

The field trial of PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) is scheduled to be held from September 15 to 18 in 38 schools. 

What is PISA?

  • PISA was introduced in 2000 by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). 
  • It is an international survey which aims to evaluate the education system across the world by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students in reading, mathematics, and science. 
  • OECD conducts PISA every three years.

India in PISA

  • India has participated in the PISA test only once before, in the year 2009.
    • In this round of PISA, India ranked 72nd out of 73 countries, outranking only Kyrgyzstan.
  • Since then, India has strayed away from the test until now.
  • Chandigarh will be sitting for the test in 2022.

OECD

  • The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was established in 1961, headquartered at Paris, France.
  • It aims to promote policies which can effectively improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. 
  • There are 36 Member countries. India is not a member of OECD.