Students and teachers become familiar with PISA test using PruébaT
Carlos Slim Foundation (FCS) contributes to the objectives of Ministries of Education of different countries of Latin America by making available the educational platform, PruébaT (Test Yourself).
PruébaT offers free content, specially designed for Spanish-speaking teachers, students and parents to help developing the skills needed for tests such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
Heading for the application of the 2018 PISA test, which will be carried out in the coming months, CSF’s PruébaT is offered to the Ministries of Education of various countries of Latin America, with the aim of contributing to their strategies of familiarization with the test, offering quality content at no cost.
With the aim that Spanish-speaking teachers and students learn about the purpose of this test and the areas it evaluates, PruébaT offers the PISA Familiarizing Course, which has four versions so that teachers can choose the course of their interest: Mathematics, Science, Reading Comprehension or the three areas.
For the students, the platform offers games through which young people can become familiar with the type of questions included in the PISA test, using a digital interface that assess their knowledge and develops their ability to solve questions against the clock.
Promoted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), PISA is a worldwide study that applies since the year 2000 a series of tests every three years to assess the level of knowledge and skills of students of 15 years of age that are about to finish their compulsory education. From this, the OECD offers an analysis to the participating countries, allowing them to know the strengths and weaknesses of their educational systems.
PISA evaluates three areas: mathematics, science and reading comprehension; identifying the skills and knowledge that young people need to participate in the labor market in the future. The questions included in this test focus on the analysis and practical use of information to solve problems. In addition to this, the evaluation is carried out digitally since three years ago; therefore, students need to have at least basic digital skills that allow them to interact with the test interface.
It is worth mentioning that in order to support students to adapt to the type of test questions, the OECD releases some past evaluations every year, these are used by the ministries of education of different countries to integrate them as an educational resource in their strategies towards PISA. Thus, PruébaT facilitates the work of the ministries, offering a digital interface that incorporates some of these questions, presenting them as a game to capture the interest of young people.
With quality educational tools and without cost, Carlos Slim Foundation promotes the development of skills and knowledge of students and teachers in Latin America. If you want to familiarize yourself with the PISA test through the PruebaT courses and games, please visit pruebat.org