Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Under Pisa 2012, Malaysia scored 421 in Mathematics, 398 in Reading and 420 in Science. In 2009, Malaysia scored 404 in Mathematics, 414 in Reading and 422 in Science.
Deputy education director-general Datuk Dr Amin Senin said the results achieved in Pisa 2015 survey showed that Malaysia was moving towards hitting the global average score of 490 in Mathematics and 493 in Reading and Science.
Pisa is administered by the OECD every three years on 15-year-olds in both OECD and non-OECD countries and offers students questions in the main language of instruction in their respective countries. Each round focuses on either Reading, Mathematics or Science.
For Pisa 2015, Dr Amin said 9,660 students from 230 schools were chosen at random to ensure a good representation. Malaysia was compared to 72 other countries.
Based on the survey results, he said more than 60% of the students who participated grasped the basic knowledge and skills of all three domains.
He attributed the improved results in Pisa 2015 to the implementation of the higher order thinking skills (HOTs).
Dr Amin said the ministry aimed to achieve above the global average and be in the top one-third of countries participating in Pisa and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) by 2025, in line with the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025.
Sumber: The Star Online – https://wordpress.com/post/pspbtp.wordpress.com/20534