Students being prepped for Pisa assessment

PETALING JAYA: Students involved in this year’s Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) have been given Pisa-style exercises to familarise themselves with the test.

The Education Ministry said that their teachers had also been trained to ensure that they were ready for Pisa, which would be carried out via computer-based assessment and collaborative problem-solving.

It said 230 schools have been selected this time to participate in Pisa.

“Forty-two students will be selected from each of these schools .

“This means 9,660 students aged between 15 and 16 will represent Malaysia in Pisa 2015,” it said in a statement yesterday.

Pisa is administered by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development every three years on 15-year-olds in both member and non-member countries.

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