Assessing Mathematical Literacy: The PISA Experience by Kaye StaceyAssessing Mathematical Literacy: The PISA Experience by Kaye Stacey

Assessing Mathematical Literacy: The PISA Experience

byKaye StaceyEditorRoss Turner

Hardcover | November 13, 2014

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This book describes the design, development, delivery and impact of the mathematics assessment for the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). First, the origins of PISA's concept of mathematical literacy are discussed, highlighting the underlying themes of mathematics as preparation for life after school and mathematical modelling of the real world, and clarifying PISA's position within this part of the mathematics education territory. The PISA mathematics framework is introduced as a significant milestone in the development and dissemination of these ideas. The underlying mathematical competencies on which mathematical literacy so strongly depends are described, along with a scheme to use them in item creation and analysis. The development and implementation of the PISA survey and the consequences for the outcomes are thoroughly discussed. Different kinds of items for both paper-based and computer-based PISA surveys are exemplified by many publicly released items along with details of scoring. The novel survey of the opportunity students have had to learn the mathematics promoted through PISA is explained. The book concludes by surveying international impact. It presents viewpoints of mathematics educators on how PISA and its constituent ideas and methods have influenced teaching and learning practices, curriculum arrangements, assessment practices, and the educational debate more generally in fourteen countries.

Title:Assessing Mathematical Literacy: The PISA ExperienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:321 pagesPublished:November 13, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:331910120X

ISBN - 13:9783319101200

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Table of Contents

Preface.- The Assessment of Mathematical Literacy: Introduction to PISA and to this Book;Kaye Stacey and Ross Turner.- PART 1: The Foundations of PISA Mathematics.-1. The Evolution and Key Concepts of the PISA Mathematics Frameworks;Kaye Stacey and Ross Turner.-2. Mathematical Competencies and PISA;Mogens Niss.-3. The Real World and the Mathematical World;Kaye Stacey.-4. Using Competencies to Explain Mathematical Item Demand: A Work in Progress;Ross Turner, Werner Blum and Mogens Niss.-5. A Research Mathematician's View on Mathematical Literacy;Zbigniew Marciniak.- PART 2: Implementing the PISA Survey: Collaboration, Quality and Complexity.-6. From Framework to Survey Data: Inside the PISA Assessment Process;Ross Turner.-7. The Challenges and Complexities of Writing Items to Test Mathematical Literacy;Dave Tout and Jim Spithill.-8. Computer-Based Assessment of Mathematics in PISA 2012;Caroline Bardini.-9. Coding Mathematics Items in the PISA Assessment;Agnieszka SuÅowska.-10. The Concept of Opportunity to Learn (OTL) in International Comparisons of Education;Leland Cogan and William H. Schmidt.- PART 3: PISA's Impact around the World: Inspiration and Adaptation.-11. Applying PISA Ideas to Classroom Teaching of Mathematical Modelling;Toshikazu Ikeda.-12. The Impact of PISA on Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Germany;Manfred Prenzel,Werner Blum and Eckhard Klieme.-13. The Impact of PISA Studies on the Italian National Assessment System;Ferdinando Arzarello, Rossella Garuti and Roberto Ricci.-14. The Effects of PISA in Taiwan: Contemporary Assessment Reform;Kai-Lin Yang and Fou-Lai Lin.-15. PISA's Influence on Thought and Action in Mathematics Education;Kaye Stacey (with contributors from ten countries).