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Students To Participate In First PISA Survey In India

Students To Participate In First PISA Survey In India
Students To Participate In First PISA Survey In India

For the first time, the students from Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs), Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalyas (JNVs) and from the Union territory of Chandigarh are going to participate in the Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA) 2021. The field trial PISA are going to be conducted in 2020 followed by the main survey in 2021.

Any students of Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas and UT of Chandigarh born between 1st Feb'2004 and 31st January 2006 (inclusive of both dates) will be covered for the Field Trial in 2020 and Main Survey in 2021.

All the schools situated in Chandigarh are directed to register on the portal http://www.samagra.mhrd.gov.in by using 11-digit UDISE code of their school and upload the student’s and teacher’s data by 22nd April 2019 without fail.

To prepare students and teachers, CBSE has asked all JNVs, KVs and schools in Chandigarh to upload the details through the school login.

The Government has launched a website on Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA) which can be accessed through http://www.samagra.mhrd.gov.in. For any kind of help or assistance required, the interested schools can send their queries on mail to pisa.mhrd@gmail.com. In case of urgency, they may contact Shri Rajiv Mehra, Sr Consultant, TSG on 7827657230.

What is PISA? (source: http://www.oecd.org/pisa/)

PISA is the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment. Every three years it tests 15-year-old students from all over the world in reading, mathematics, and science. The tests are designed to gauge how well the students master key subjects in order to be prepared for real-life situations in the adult world. Why choose 15-year-olds? Because in most countries, at the age of 15, students can decide whether or not they want to continue their education. They, therefore, need to be equipped for adult life. PISA publishes the results of the test a year after the students are tested to help governments shape their education policy. PISA cycles are referred to by the year in which the students were tested. Therefore PISA 2000 means the students were tested in the year 2000, PISA 2003, in the year 2003 and so forth.

Click here to go through CBSE published notice for PISA.

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