What is PISA in the field of education? How can it help in public policy?
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a worldwide study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in member and non-member nations of 15-year-old school pupils' scholastic performance on mathematics, science, and reading. It was first performed in 2000 and then repeated every three years. It is done with a view to improving education policies and outcomes. It measures problem solving and cognition in daily life.The preparation for the tests makes government and schools educate its students in schools well. It improves standards of school education all round. It is a benchmark for global comparisons. In a knowledge society of the 21st century, the quality foundations for education has to be laid at the school level. If PISA rankings can make the education system cultivate higher standards, innovation and productivity can be achieved. Governments and the NGOs like Pradham together can achieve a lot in aim for higher standards and igniting young minds.