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How Do We Stack Up? Using OECD’S PISA to Drive Progress in U.S. Education (K-12 Policy) is a Course

How Do We Stack Up? Using OECD’S PISA to Drive Progress in U.S. Education (K-12 Policy)

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Course Date:

Ongoing

Duration:

7 modules

Commitment:

1-2 hrs/week

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Self-paced

Credential:

Certificate

Description

This course will take a deep dive into OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). It will explore how the United States performs relative to other countries and the shared education trends of top performing countries. Participants will gain insight into the implications of these results on U.S. education. The course will also explore the OECD Test for Schools (PISA), which allows individual schools to compare themselves to the highest performing schools around the world. With these results, education leaders and teachers can identify the actions required to prepare all students to succeed in today’s global economy. 

Technology Requirements:

You can access the course content via a computer, laptop, and/or mobile devices (e.g., iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, etc.). For mobile devices, go to the apps store (Apple or Android) to download Canvas apps.

This course was developed in collaboration with America Achieves. Editorial contributions were provided by OECD.

Objectives

Upon course completion, participants will:

  • Understand what PISA is and how the U.S. ranks in comparison to other countries.
  • Identify specific ways in which PISA data can be used to identify strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. education system and support policy actions designed to improve student outcomes.
  • Explore the OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA) and how the results can be used by schools, districts, and charter systems to improve teaching and learning

Course Instructors

Dr. Chester

Dr. Mitchell Chester

Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, MA

Dr. Jack D. Dale

Dr. Jack D. Dale

Former Superintendent, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA

Dr. Patricia F. Deklotz

Dr. Patricia F. Deklotz

Superintendent, Kettle Moraine School District, WI

Dr. Renee A. Foose

Dr. Renee A. Foose

Superintendent, Howard County Public School System, MD

Deborah Gist

Dr. Deborah A. Gist

Superintendent, Tulsa Public Schools, OK

Eric Grunden

Eric Grunden

Chief School Officer and Founder, Research Triangle High School, NC

Dr. Eric Hanushek

Dr. Eric Hanushek

Senior Fellow in Education, The Hoover Institution

Joseph Hurley

Joseph Hurley

Principal, Barrington High School, RI

Rehva Jones

Rehva Jones

Senior Director of the Global Learning Network, America Achieves

Andreas Schleicher

Andreas Schleicher

Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD

Jon Schnur

Jon Schnur

Executive Chairman, America Achieves

Lisa Wilson

Lisa Wilson

Director of Assessment & Research, Blue Valley School District, KS

Editorial contributions provided by OECD

 

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