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The influences and implications of PISA: An Australian perspective

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posted on 2014-01-01, 00:00 authored by Karen StarrKaren Starr
This article is a commentary on Australia’s involvement in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests. It provides a rationale for Australia’s participation in the PISA programme, the influences of PISA involvement on education policies and practices, and considerations and implications for school leaders and education researchers. It provides commentary on the positive and negative aspects of PISA involvement and concludes that there are many more disadvantages than benefits, each of which is explained. The article has applicability across the many standardized testing programmes to which Australian students are subjected. Furthermore, the Australian experience and this perspective may hold resonance for colleagues in countries with similar education systems, policies, and standardized testing regimes.

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Journal

AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice

Volume

10

Issue

4

Season

Winter

Pagination

19 - 30

Publisher

American Association of School Administrators

Location

Alexandria, VA

ISSN

1550-9850

eISSN

1931-6569

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, American Association of School Administrators

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