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PISA is an international study that was launched by the OECD in 1997. It aims to evaluate education systems worldwide every three years by assessing 15-year-olds’ competencies in the key subjects: reading, mathematics and science. To date over 70 countries and economies have participated in PISA.

This Pisa Report presents the international challenges around marking tests and what that means for the countries who participate in PISA. m

Marks are more than just a source of anxiety – and pride – among
students; they are a way that society communicates its values concerning
education and the skills needed to be good learners. Marks serve the primary
purpose of promoting student learning by informing students about their
progress, alerting teachers about their students’ needs, and certifying the
degree to which students have mastered the tasks and competencies valued
by teachers and schools. Full document