BBC News – Seven big myths about top-performing school systems

This is a very interesting article that sets out to put straight some of the myths and wrongful notions that exist around the PISA tests and the data that is often used to compare the education systems of different countries.

However,  I would advocate some caution in how it’s read.  Is PISA or any other international testing system a definitive way to determine what represents high quality education or what is best preparing children for the twenty first century?  It is a well known fact that a number of the countries that score very highly in PISA are looking to majorly reform their education systems as they perceive that they are not necessarily doing all that well in preparing their population for the needs of the world tomorrow.

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