The second ELINET blog is from the from TWG International Literacy Assessments on the topic PISA 2018 assessment of reading literacy: innovations and continuity by Dominique Lafontaine, member of the PISA reading expert group.
It starts like this: From print to digital reading
Between 2000 and 2018, reading underwent a tremendous transformation in our societies. When the first framework for PISA 2000 was developed, less than 2% of the world’s population used the Internet. Today, the Internet pervades the life of all citizens, in educational, professional or personal spheres. Laptops, tablets, and more recently smartphones make information available all the time. Today’s students need to be skilled with digital tools and need to develop new skills to deal with the increased complexity and quantity of information available online. If the educational and societal relevance of PISA was to be kept, the PISA frameworks, assessments and questionnaires had to reflect this major change in the nature of reading, while maintaining enough continuity with previous cycles so that trends can be measured adequately.
What’s new in the assessment? ………
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