Time Once Again for the Annual Misinformation Campaign About American Education!

December 3, 2013

Today has been designated as "PISA Day" by the U.S. Department of Education and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)—the day that results of the 2012 math, reading and science tests are released by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). PISA tests 15-year-old students every three years in more than 65 countries and issues reports of the data, which are then used to compare the education systems in the tested countries. Then, journalists and politicians with little understanding of how statistics work and with strong ideological agendas will make proclamations about the data—and propose policy solutions—that are not only inaccurate, but are often thinly disguised attacks on teachers, students and parents. 

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