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PISA 2018: Results of the current round of surveys were the subject of a nationwide symposium in Berlin


The results of the seventh PISA study with a focus on literacy were the subject of a nationwide symposium on December 12 in Berlin. LIfBi Director Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt is co-author of the study and participant in the panel discussion Promoting reading in schools at the secondary level from the perspective of digitalization and digital reading, disparities, and multidimensional educational goals.

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In addition to the results of the current PISA study, the symposium of the Centre for International Student Assessment (ZIB) also discussed practical examples and conclusions for schools, research, and education policy. Representatives from ministries of education and cultural affairs, state institutes, educational research, school management, associations, and the media were invited to attend.

At the end of the conference, the promotion of literacy in secondary schools was discussed, with particular attention to digitization and digital literacy. On stage, LIfBi Director Cordula Artelt and the Managing Director of the Mercator Institute Michael Becker-Mrotzek, who were both involved in the preparation of the report on the current PISA study, as well as Susanne Lin-Klitzing, Federal Chairwoman of the Philologists' Association, were among the discussants.

More about the PISA study

In spring 2018, the seventh study of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) in Germany tested the skills of around 5,500 15-year-old students at around 220 schools of all school types. Teachers and parents were also surveyed. Around 600,000 15-year-olds in 79 countries participated worldwide, including the 37 member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which coordinates the study.

Every three years, the representative study of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) examines how well young people can apply basic skills in reading, mathematics, and science in everyday situations at the end of their compulsory schooling. This time the focus was on reading literacy. The Study 2021 with a focus on mathematics is currently being prepared.