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HRD Ministry: India ends PISA boycott, will participate in PISA 2021

 

 

HRD Ministry: India ended PISA boycott, will participate in PISA 2021: Details, Objective, Highlights, Background

Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Prakash Javadekar in September 2018 has decided to end the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) boycott and i.e will participate in PISA 2021.
 
Therefore, the HRD ministry will send a team of officers to Paris this year to negotiate India’s terms of participation in PISA 2021 with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation Development (OECD).

India who made its debut in PISA in 2009, had not participated in PISA since 2012.

PISA test 2021 likely to be conducted in Chandigarh schools.

About PISA Test

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) was introduced in the year 2000 by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation Development (OECD).

PISA is a competency-based test. It tests the learning levels of 15-year-old students in reading, mathematics and science. 

PISA test is carried out once every 3 years. 

Till date, there are 80 countries participating in PISA, including China and Vietnam. 

In 2012, schools of Shanghai in China topped the reading, mathematics and science test, followed closely by Singapore. In 2015, Singapore, Japan, and Estonia were ranked as top three countries, in that order.


 

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