From the Federal Register
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Program for International Student Assessment (PISA 2018) Recruitment and Field Test:
Abstract: We are announcing a second 30-day comment period for the Program for International Student Assessments (PISA) 2017 Field Test to include additional survey items in the field test questionnaires, as recently stipulated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. . .
*Additional items means the test will be longer.
PISA 2018 will focus on reading literacy as the major domain. Mathematics and science literacy will also be assessed as minor domains, with additional assessments of global competence and financial literacy. . .
*The prior focus was on STEM now they are minor domains along with financial literacy.
To prepare for the main study in 2018, NCES will conduct a PISA field test from April-May 2017 to evaluate newly developed assessment and questionnaire items, to test the assessment operations, and to test school recruitment, data collection, and data management procedures. The PISA main study will be conducted in the U.S. from September-November 2018.
*In 2017 they will test the test to see if the test is test worthy. How much will this cost taxpayers? How many education tax dollars will be funneled away from providing our children with an excellent education?
This submission requests approval for: Recruitment and pre-assessment activities for the 2017 field test sample; administration of the field test; and recruitment of schools for the 2018 main study sample.”
To approve this request is to insure the profits of the “hedgehogs” for the 2017/18 school year.
To compare children around the world by extracting data on only a few is dehumanizing. By creating a false “norm” the gifts and talents of those who walk outside of that “norm” will be seen as abnormal.
By preying on the fears of “normalcy” we are herded into a society where we expect our machines to be more intuitive than we are, ignorant of “hedgehog” control.
Our children deserve to live in a world where they are appreciated and respected for their gifts and talents.
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