Assessing Mathematical Literacy
The PISA Experience
Editors: Stacey, Kaye, Turner, Ross (Eds.)
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 Provides insight into mathematics item development and the procedures used in the world's largest international educational survey
 Shows how PISA and its constituent ideas and methods continue to influence teaching and learning practices, curriculum arrangements, assessment practices and educational debate around the world
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This book describes the design, development, delivery and impact of the mathematics assessment for the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). First, the origins of PISA’s concept of mathematical literacy are discussed, highlighting the underlying themes of mathematics as preparation for life after school and mathematical modelling of the real world, and clarifying PISA’s position within this part of the mathematics education territory. The PISA mathematics framework is introduced as a significant milestone in the development and dissemination of these ideas. The underlying mathematical competencies on which mathematical literacy so strongly depends are described, along with a scheme to use them in item creation and analysis. The development and implementation of the PISA survey and the consequences for the outcomes are thoroughly discussed. Different kinds of items for both paperbased and computerbased PISA surveys are exemplified by many publicly released items along with details of scoring. The novel survey of the opportunity students have had to learn the mathematics promoted through PISA is explained. The book concludes by surveying international impact. It presents viewpoints of mathematics educators on how PISA and its constituent ideas and methods have influenced teaching and learning practices, curriculum arrangements, assessment practices, and the educational debate more generally in fourteen countries.
 Table of contents (15 chapters)


The Evolution and Key Concepts of the PISA Mathematics Frameworks
Pages 533

Mathematical Competencies and PISA
Pages 3555

The Real World and the Mathematical World
Pages 5784

Using Competencies to Explain Mathematical Item Demand: A Work in Progress
Pages 85115

A Research Mathematician’s View on Mathematical Literacy
Pages 117124

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Bibliographic Information
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 Book Title
 Assessing Mathematical Literacy
 Book Subtitle
 The PISA Experience
 Editors

 Kaye Stacey
 Ross Turner
 Copyright
 2015
 Publisher
 Springer International Publishing
 Copyright Holder
 Springer International Publishing Switzerland
 eBook ISBN
 9783319101217
 DOI
 10.1007/9783319101217
 Hardcover ISBN
 9783319101200
 Softcover ISBN
 9783319346069
 Edition Number
 1
 Number of Pages
 XXI, 321
 Number of Illustrations
 63 b/w illustrations
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