May 23rd 2016

How Do We Stack Up? Using OECD’S PISA to Drive Progress in U.S. Education (Canvas net)

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.

The course is a combined cohort and self-paced experience. The course has 7 modules in which you will have 15 weeks to complete. Live webinars will be offered for the first seven weeks to encourage collaboration and to deepen the learning experience.

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