On his excellent blog Taught by Finland, American teacher Tim Walker reports from Helsinki: Braving The Media Storm of PISA 2012. Click through for the full post and some important links. Excerpt:
There's a storm brewing. In less than 24 hours, the latest PISA results from the 2012 data will be revealed on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM (GMT).
Undoubtedly, there will be lots of must-read stories swirling around. Many tales of winners and losers. With certainty, Finland will get its fair share of heat.
On Saturday, Helsingin Sanomat, a well-respected Finnish newspaper, reported that Finland dropped from the Top 10 in math from PISA 2012, noting that Estonia’s 15-year-olds outperformed Finland’s.
Updated: 2:20 PM (GMT), Monday, December 2, 2013
Over the next few days, I will be compiling a list of recent, important articles (concerning the results of PISA 2012) on this page. I'm looking for information that helps us navigate the tricky waters of international test scores, giving us lots of food for thought. Please share other PISA-related articles as I will be regularly adding to this list in the days ahead.
I'll be following PISA 2012 for The Tyee, and will link here to my own report.