Welsh schools to allow PISA-based tests

February 19, 2014 9:42 am

Welsh Education Minister Huw Lewis has announced that the Welsh Government has agreed that voluntary PISA-based tests for schools will be made available in Wales. Huw Lewis has encouraged all secondary schools in Wales to take up voluntary PISA-based tests in a bid to equip youngsters with workplace and life skills. In a statement to Assembly Members the Education Minister said the cost of a low skill base to the Welsh economy is “potentially huge”. He insisted PISA will assess the skills that need improving, including literacy, numeracy, problem solving and reasoning.

Gary from PSI: Last year’s PISA scores showed that Wales was behind the rest of the UK and large parts of the rest of the world, ranking 43rd out of 68 on maths and 41st out of 68 on reading.

Wales Online.

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