Following the initial report on the results of the first PISA survey, this report looks more closely at performance in reading. It shows reading literacy levels of students aged 15, in 32 countries, in terms of how well they can use written materials to meet the challenges of the real world and to become lifelong learners. This book will help readers understand better the factors associated with reading well in the modern world.
Table of contents:
Foreword Chapter 1. Introduction to PISA and Reading Literacy Chapter 2. The Construct of Reading Literacy for PISA Chapter 3. Sample Tasks Readers' Guide Chapter 4. The Reading Performance of 15-Year-Olds Chapter 5. The Reading Engagement of 15-Year-Olds Chapter 6. The Relationship between Background Characteristics and Reading Literacy Chapter 7. The Interplay between Individual Background Characteristics and School Factors Chapter 8. The Readiness of 15-Year-Olds to Meet the Challenges of the Future References Annex A: Technical Background Annex B. Data Tables Annex C. The Development and Implementation of PISA 2000 - A Collaborative Effort