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PISA computer-based assessment of student skills in science

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Oecd, Paris, p.128 (2010)

Call Number:

Cubb LB3051 .P55 2010

URL:

http://www.sourceoecd.org/9789264082021

Keywords:

Educational tests and measurements--Data processing, Programme for International Student Assessment, Science--Ability testing--Data processing

Abstract:

Partial contents: Introduction -- Administration of the CBAS test -- Student's achievement in science -- Use of information communication technologies (ICT) across genders and impact on achievement -- CBAS questionnaire results -- Features of the computer-based items and performance -- Summary.; Summary: This report documents the initial step towards an electronically-delivered Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) test pioneered by Denmark, Iceland and Korea. In 2006, the PISA assessment of science included for the first time a computer-based test. The results discussed in this report highlight numerous challenges and encourage countries to take the work further. The publication describes how the 2006 survey was administered, presents 15-year-olds' achievement scores in science and explains the impact of information communication technologies on both males' and females' science skills. While males outperformed females on the computer-based test in all three countries, females in Iceland and males in Denmark performed better than their counterparts on the paper-and-pencil test. The evidence shows that, overall, males are more confident and use computers more frequently. While females tend to use the Internet more for social networking activities, males tend to browse the Internet, play games and download software. The report also explores how students reacted to the electronic questionnaire and how it compared with pencil-and-paper tests. In general, there were no group differences across test methods buts students enjoyed the computer-based test more than the paper-and-pencil test.--Publisher's description.

Publication Language:

eng