Thank You for Your Interest in the OECD Test for Schools Initiative
The OECD Test for Schools is based on the highly respected Programme for
International Student Assessment (PISA) Exam, a school-level international benchmarking tool that measures
reading, math, and science knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds, as well as key competencies such as critical thinking and
problem solving. Results for individual schools make the test different
from regular U.S. standardized tests that do not
benchmark against other countries. Additionally, scores benchmark how
students compare with their peers within and beyond state
and national borders and indicate how well prepared they are to become
members of an increasingly global society.
As an accredited administrator, CTB/McGraw-Hill will provide test administration and related services to qualifying schools. The OECD Test for Schools is a 3-hour-15-minute paper-and-pencil test that includes a 35-minute student questionnaire. It evaluates skills related to reasoning and applying knowledge to solve problems in unfamiliar contexts, and is more closely related to the Common Core State Standards than most existing state tests.
The informative, detailed reports will provide actionable data you can use immediately to improve student engagement, change learning environments, and improve student achievement.
Participating in the test will allow schools to share best practices and engage with educators on a local, national, and international basis. For inclusion in the OECD Test for Schools Initiative for the 2014-15 school year, schools must enroll at least 85 students born between the dates of August 1, 1998 and January 1, 2000.
The last testing window ends April 30, 2015, so register today! Testing windows are January 15 to March 15, 2015, and March 16 to April 30, 2015.
Fill out the form on the right, or contact Toni Deoudes, CTB/McGraw-Hill State Solutions Manager, at 831.393.7471 or Antonia.Deoudes@ctb.com to learn more.