PBTS (PISA-based Test for Schools) is an international comparative study developed by the OECD based on the PISA system.
PBTS (PISA-based Test for Schools) is an international comparative study developed by the OECD based on the PISA system. Unlike the traditional PISA study, the purpose of PBTS is to conduct an external assessment at the individual school level. According to the test results, each school receives an individual analytical report on the level of functional literacy of 15-year-old school students in comparison with other schools in the country and the world that participated in the main PISA study.
The PBTS study is aimed not only at assessing the knowledge and skills of 15-year-old students, but also at identifying factors affecting student academic performance. The key objectives of the study are: to measure the knowledge, skills and competencies of students necessary for further education and successful entry into the labor market; to provide teachers and the school principal with data to analyze the level of functional literacy of students; to provide information about the school climate, socio-economic status of students and their motivation to study and many other factors.
To date, the study has been conducted in 14 countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia, Spain and China.
RESEARCH IN KAZAKHSTAN
In 2022, Kazakhstan will participate in the PBTS study for the first time. About 1000 schools from all regions of the republic will take part in the study. In November 2021, an approbation study will be conducted in Kazakhstan, in which 200 schools will participate.
Participation in the study will allow us to develop more targeted measures to improve teaching and learning at the school level. In addition, the schools that participated in the study get access to the global platform of the project participants, where methodological materials and the experience of the schools of the participating countries are published, focused on improving the functional literacy of students.
Deputy Director of the Department of International Comparative Studies