Edtech company named Aus National Service Provider of PISA

Thursday, 18 March, 2021

Edtech company named Aus National Service Provider of PISA

Janison Education Group has been accredited as the Australian National Service Provider (NSP) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for the PISA for Schools assessment — the gold standard in the measurement of student learning, underpinned by PISA-based scales.

The Sydney-headquartered edtech company has exclusive rights to manage the rollout of PISA for schools across Australia for the next two years and will see Janison promote, deliver and support the event for participating schools in all states and territories.

Janison's CEO David Caspari said: "The board and management of Janison are extremely honoured to be partnering with the OECD in the rollout of such an incredibly well-regarded assessment and benchmarking tool — the only test of its kind in the world. For us, this is our mission — to be a global force for good by powering best-in-class educational assessments with passion and purpose."

PISA for Schools is powered by the Janison online assessment platform which offers educators an enhanced dashboard and streamlined reporting alongside a suite of practical features enabling schools to explore their own data.

Janison has been in an exclusive partnership agreement with the OECD since 2019 to provide the digital solution for PISA for Schools globally. 220,000 students across seven countries have already undertaken the test using Janison's platform, including the US, Russia, Japan, Brazil and Thailand.

PISA for Schools tests 15-year-olds with a cognitive test in reading, mathematics and science. An additional questionnaire asks about a student's home and school situation, learning environment, and confidence and motivation.

Each school receives a confidential report which analyses their students' learning outcomes and socio-emotional situation, and benchmarks them against other schools nationally, internationally and against OECD averages.

For further information on the test visit the Janison website here.

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Jakub Jirsák

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