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PISA in Perspective: How Does the U.S. Stack Up?

In this webinar, hosted by NCEE in collaboration with OECD, education leaders from diverse contexts across the U.S. discuss the latest 2022 PISA results and their implications for U.S. education.

On February 8th, 2024 Andreas Schleicher of the OECD gave an overview of the results of the latest PISA exam, with an emphasis on the impact of COVID on student performance, U.S. results, equity, and parental involvement.

Then, moderated by NCEE’s Dr. Vicki Phillips, a panel of education leaders discussed the how the PISA findings resonated with their experience and in their education systems. Charlene Russell-Tucker, Connecticut Commissioner of Education, Dr. Christina Grant, District of Columbia State Superintendent of Education, and Jerry Almendarez, Superintendent for the Santa Ana Unified School District each spoke about where they are spending most of their time and energy to improve student outcomes, as well as the priorities and programs that are having the most impact on student engagement.

Watch the full video above. Slides from Andreas Schleicher’s presentation are available here.

Recording and slides from the second webinar in this series, PISA in Perspective: Cultivating Mathematical Mindsets is now available here. This installment included an in-depth look at mathematics education around the world. Starting from the results of the 2022 PISA exam, with its focus on mathematics, this webinar explored:

  • lessons we can learn from countries who performed well in math;
  • U.S. performance in math, including why it lags and where there is room for hope; and
  • strategies and levers to improve math performance, including professional learning and high-quality curriculum materials.

Join us in June for the third in our PISA in Perspective webinar series as we explore Creative Thinking, a new domain introduced in PISA 2022.

The Creative Thinking portion of PISA 2022 assessed students’ ability to come up with new ideas, evaluate those ideas, and improve upon them. This can lead students to original and unexpected solutions, deeper learning, and more robust use of imagination.

Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills, will provide an overview of the PISA 2022 results for the Creative Thinking domain. Then, NCEE’s Vicki Phillips will moderate a panel discussion exploring the implications for educators and policymakers—including the kinds skills needed in a modern world, efforts to integrate creative thinking skills into curricula, and how creative thinking intersects with the evolving needs of employers and the future of work.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in a thought-provoking dialogue that shapes the future of education and prepares students for success in an ever-changing world.