Every day we use mathematics. While technology may have made the mechanics of math less important, thinking like a mathematician is vital for success.
In honor of the 100th edition of PISA in Focus, we’ve compiled a list of 100 things we’ve learned from PISA over the past eight years.
In schools where parents know their children’s friends and their families, students do better in school, have more positive attitudes toward collaboration, and feel happier and safer.
The debate over school choice is often in polarised, absolutist terms, but results from PISA show that the issue isn’t as binary as it may seem. With the right mix of policies, education systems can reconcile choice with equity.
PISA data suggest that such anxiety isn’t exclusive to today’s teenagers. In fact, parents in some countries are even more pessimistic about the environment than their children are.
Motivated students tend to perform better in class, according to findings from PISA, but for some, academic success comes at the expense of greater anxiety.