On December 7, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) will release Highlights From PISA 2009: Performance of U.S. 15-Year-Old Students in Reading, Mathematics, and Science Literacy in an International Context, a report that summarizes the performance of U.S. 15-year-old students in 2009 on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).
Details of the NCES report will be presented during an event at the Institute of Education Sciences Boardroom, 555 New Jersey Ave. NW, at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. Earlier that day, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and officials from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will offer their perspective on the PISA results during an event at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
NCES will also release supplemental tables on the NCES website that contain additional information about student performance on PISA 2009 around the world, including the percentages of students in all PISA countries reaching the PISA proficiency levels and information on trends in performance around the world in reading, mathematics, and science. The International Data Explorer also will include PISA 2009 data for the 65 participating countries and education systems and comparable data from earlier years.