Sample Test Item:
I noted to Jacqueline that from personal experience coffee seems to fly out of all sides of the cup when I brake too fast!
Allison, another student in the class constructed these tables to help summarize the PISA results:
In the U.S., 9% of students scored high science literacy and 18% of students scored low science literacy.
Something that really stood out to Justin was Australia. It was both one of the best and one of the worst performing nations when we look at it through these metrics. That suggests to me that there is probably a wide range of education in Australia. We know that same condition is very true in NC as well where your zip code really matters when it comes to access to a quality education.
William and Matthew both are concerned that in NC the end of course test in science seems to reinforce fact-level teaching, so must they teach low for students to test high. But, Margaret noted that Finland and South Korea scored high on both the TIMSS (with more lower level test items) and the higher order PISA test, so maybe teachers can really teach high and not sacrifice the potential for students to score well - even on test of lower level content knowledge!
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