PISA Testing - Block 4, Activity 4

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) provides a survey between essentially OECD countries educational performance of their 15 year olds in language, maths and science. 

We’ve been asked to compare the way that two different countries report on the result of the PISA tests. That of the UK and that of Norway

These two reports do give a flavour of the different national results but they are of course not necessarily the views of the government, or respective government’s civil service in the education sector, but rather the interpretation of the journalists/reporters. 

If I were a politician responsible for making improvements in the education sector, could I consider how Learning Analytics could be used to tackle areas of concern?

Seriously - no! I mean of course one could but I suspect for the information to be of sufficient quality to make sure that the learning analytics could be sensibly used, the research needed to make the information useful, would have already given the answer. Until all (and I mean all) learning is online and ammenable to analytical algorithms, it would be impossible to gain any real insight.

Either that of I’m missing the point completely.

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.  -Will Durant