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Programme for International Student Assessment: Quiz


Question 1: In small countries like ________ and Luxembourg, where there are less than 5,000 students per year, an entire age cohort is tested.

Question 2: This scaling is done using the ________ of item response theory (IRT).
Rasch modelPhysicsLouis Leon ThurstonePsychometrics

Question 3: "Are we not such dunces after all?" ________, United Kingdom, December 6, 2001
Rupert MurdochThe Sun (newspaper)The Sunday TimesThe Times

Question 4: This problem is circumvented by imposing a Gaussian ________ distribution of competences.
Prior probabilityKullbackÔÇôLeibler divergenceBayesian probabilityLikelihood function

Question 5: PISA aims at testing ________ in three competence fields: reading, mathematics, science.
Multimedia literacyAdolescent literacyLiteracyInternational Reading Association

Question 6: Criticism has ensued in ________ which scored quite low, over the method used in its PISA test.

Question 7: In selected countries, PISA started also experimentation with ________.
Computerized adaptive testingAlgorithmComputerized classification testItem response theory

Question 8: It is coordinated by the ________ (OECD), with a view to improving educational policies and outcomes.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentNATOItalyUnited Kingdom

Question 9: Teens Are Among Worst at Math" ________ December 7, 2004
New York PostDow Jones & CompanyThe Wall Street JournalThe Times

Question 10: The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a worldwide ________ of 15-year-old school children's scholastic performance, performed first in 2000 and repeated every three years.
Evaluation approachesCausalityStatisticsEvaluation


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