Assessing Scientific, Reading and Mathematical Literacy: A Framework for PISA 2006 presents the conceptual framework underlying the PISA 2006 survey. It includes a re-developed and expanded framework for scientific literacy, an innovative component on the assessment of studentsí attitudes to science and the frameworks for the assessment of reading and mathematics. Within each domain, the framework defines the content that students need to acquire, the processes that need to be performed, and the contexts in which knowledge and skills are applied. The domains and their aspects are also illustrated with sample tasks.
Table of contents:
Foreword Introduction Overview -Basic Features of PISA 2006 -What Makes PISA Unique -An Overview of What Is Being Assessed in Each Domain -Assessing and Reporting PISA 2006 -The Context Questionnaires and Their Use -Collaborative Development of PISA and its Assessment Frameworks Chapter 1. Scientific Literacy -Introduction -Definition of the Domain -Organisation of the Domain -Situations and Context -Scientific Competencies -Scientific Knowledge -Attitudes towards Science -Assessing Scientific Literacy -Summary Chapter 2. Reading Literacy -Defining the Domain -Text Format -Characteristics of the Items -Situations -Reporting Outcomes -Reading Examples -Summary Chapter 3. Mathematical Literacy -Definition of the Domain -Theoretical Basis for the PISA Mathematics Framework -Organisation of the Domain -Situations and Context -Mathematical Context - The Four Overarching Ideas -Mathematical Processes -Competency Clusters -Assessing Mathematical Literacy -Summary References Annex A. Additional Science Units Annex B. PISA Expert Groups