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Title PISA computer-based assessment of student skills in science
Published Paris : OECD, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (128 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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
Notes "Programme for International Student Assessment."
Title from title page of source document
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also available online
Subject Programme for International Student Assessment.
Educational tests and measurements -- Data processing.
Science -- Ability testing -- Data processing.
Form Electronic book
Author Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Programme for International Student Assessment.
ISBN 9264082026 (print)
9264082034 (pdf)
9789264082021 (print)
9789264082038 (pdf)
Other Titles Programme for International Student Assessment computer-based assessment of student skills in science