The Programme
for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an internationally
standardized assessment that was jointly developed by participating
economies and administered to15yearolds in schools.
PISA aims
at testing literacy in three competence fields: reading, mathematics,
science.
Difference
between TIMSS and PISA Math Tests
The PISA mathematics
literacy test asks students to apply their mathematical knowledge
to solve problems set in various realworld contexts. To solve
the problems students must make use a number of mathematical competencies
as well as a broad range of mathematical content knowledge.
TIMSS, on
the other hand, continues to measure more traditional classroom
content such as an understanding of fractions and decimals and
the relationship between them.
