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Pupils from Moldova make progress at Programme for International Student Assessment 2022

15:57 | 05.12.2023 Category: Social

Chisinau, 5 December /MOLDPRES/ - Moldova has made progress in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2022. Education and Research Minister Dan Perciun unveiled data to this effect today.    

The report includes the performances achieved by Moldovan pupils in three sectors: mathematics, science and reading. ‘’The differences between the results of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the average mark of Moldova have reduced against our first participation in this exercise, in 2009. Thus, we recovered the difference we initially had against the OECD states. While in 2009, 99 points was our difference from the OSCE’s average mark in Mathematics, 105 points at Reading and 88 points at Sciences, then in 2022, this difference reduced by 41 points in Mathematics, 40 points in Reading and 20 points in Science. There is still much room for improvement, but to the same extent, we have also a positive trend. If we compare with the results from 2018, then in Mathematics, we recovered from the differences and we are in a bit better situation, as for Reading, we kept the same difference and in Science, there is a certain increase in this difference,’’ Minister Dan Perciun said.        

The official noted that, in general, the results of PISA 2022 showed a strong effect of the pandemic on the students’ performances and so most countries lost from their performance. At the same time, there is a difference between the results achieved by the small schools and the big ones, from the education institutions of villages and the ones of cities.   

The testing was carried out in about 290 education institutions of Moldova on the period March-May 2022, with 6,800 pupils aged 15 years involved in this exercise. The participants solved tests with duration of two hours, in reading, mathematics and sciences. The tests were conceived for them, in order to assess to what extent the pupils from Moldova and other countries who finish the compulsory education, can put into practice the knowledge got during the school years and are prepared to fully participate in the community’s life.   

The PISA 2022 international testing was held in 81 countries. Moldova is at its fourth participation in the PISA testing and the 2022 one took place at the computer for the first time ever.   



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