Rural High Schools Can Use OECD Test to Gauge and Improve Student Achievement

Last Updated: November 08, 2013

For the first time, as a result of a partnership between the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and America Achieves, this PISA-based tool is available at the school level. This benchmarking instrument is a no-stakes voluntary assessment based on the PISA tests given to 15-year-olds in more than 70 countries. It measures how well students perform in science, math, and reading, and assesses deeper learning and problem-solving skills. Following a very successful national pilot of more than 100 schools, this valuable assessment is now available to all high schools across the United States.

Student survey data regarding school culture, climate, and attitudes are also part of this assessment. Our decision to support this effort and reach out to you and your school is based on the positive reviews from educators and schools that participated in the pilot. Parent groups, community and business leaders, and the media all offered enthusiastic praise. Rural students and schools could benefit from the PISA test, because it is a valuable, informative, and results-focused tool designed to gauge and improve student achievement.

For more information or to sign up, please visit: America Achieves OECD Test where you can register at no cost.

Additional information about the OECD test may be found at: OECD Test Fact Sheet

To view an archived webinar presentation, please go to: May 2013 OECD Webinar