Gujarat government signs deal with OECD to hold PISA test for govt school students
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The Gujarat government 4 February signed an agreement with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to conduct the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test for students of government schools.
An overview of the news
The agreement was signed in the presence of Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and OECD Paris Director Andreas Schleicher.
This is a significant step towards the objective of achieving grade-appropriate learning outcomes in government schools.
Gujarat is the first state in the country to sign such an agreement.
PISA measures the ability of 15-year-olds to read and apply math and science skills to meet real-life challenges.
It will improve thinking, problem solving and effective communication skills of the students.
This will help in achieving the objective of ensuring quality learning outcomes in government schools.
About Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)
It is an international assessment that measures the maths and science literacy of 15-year-old students every 3 years.
It was first organized in 2000.
This worldwide study is conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in member and non-member nations.
It aims to provide countries with comparative data to improve their education policies and outcomes.
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