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U.S. Schools To See How They Stack Up Globally in New Pilot

About 100 U.S. high schools will soon find out how their students measure up compared with their peers across the globe.

The schools are taking part in a new pilot program to test the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds in reading, math, and science on an exam based on PISA, the high-profile international assessment, as I explain in a new EdWeek story.

Each participating school will get a report with a variety of information about its performance, plus comparative tables to put student achievement in context. Organizers and participants say the pilot offers a chance for individual schools to compare their achievement levels globally on an assessment intended to measure higher-order thinking skills. They also emphasize that the pilot is intended to help schools take away valuable lessons to improve instruction.

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