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AACTE Committee on Global Diversity

Patricia Hoffman-Miller (Chair), Prairie View A&M University
Tim Wall (Board Liaison), Northwest Missouri State University
Lora Bailey, Indiana University Northwest
Emily Lin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sandra Nichols, University of Alabama
Lori Quigley, Sage Colleges
Reyes Quezada, University of San Diego

PISA: A Clarion Bell for American Education?

The views expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of AACTE.

The latest release of international test results has once again stirred the controversy of whether or not American students can successfully compete academically in a global context. Before we condemn our educational system, however, we must first understand exactly what the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) reveals about student performance and whether a fair comparison can be made between American 15-year-olds and those in other countries.