PISA


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to PISA: Pisa tower

PISA

Primary idiopathic sideroblastic anemia, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The addition of Hostel Pisa takes the portfolio to 14 hostels and with the recent fund raising and pipeline of potential sites, the company is well placed to reach its shorter-term target of owning and operating 20 hostels.
It should be noted that these characteristics represent for some specialists in the field of educational sciences the strengths of the PISA tests, but for other specialists they can be considered vulnerable points, which could make us doubt the usefulness of the evaluation results: more precisely, you cannot evaluate the performance of an education system using only the skills assessment (and not also the curriculum), using a small set of areas where you test students' skills, or applying the tests to a narrow category (sample) of school population.
On y trouve plusieurs perspectives d'analyse: discussion des fondements methodologiques de ce type de comparaisons, analyse des resultats par des specialistes des differentes competences evaluees, mise en relation de ces resultats avec les caracteristiques des systemes scolaires, evaluation des politiques educatives, interpretation de la signification politique du developpement de Pisa et analyse des effets des resultats de cette enquete sur la conduite des politiques publiques et la gouvernance en education (3).
The 2016 Pisa results showed Wales was adrift of the global and UK average in reading, maths and science while results for all areas had fallen since 2006.
PISA and other large-scale international assessments have been scrutinized from various angles and perspectives (e.g., Gorur & Wu, 2015; Grek, 2009; Kreiner & Christensen, 2014; Schoultz, Saljo & Wyndhamn, 2001), and some of this scrutiny has brought about actual change in education policy.
The agency is already conducting qualitative preparations and IbrakoviA clarified that PISA's main focus is on literacy as well as mathematics and natural sciences.
The most recent Pisa results saw Wales score lowest of each of the UK nations in all the three Pisa domains of maths, reading and science.
"We can't keep getting by with the Leaning Tower alone," Pisa's Heritage Councilor Salvatore Sanzo (http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2017/02/27/pisa-oks-ferris-wheel_32ec8945-2dc3-4b7e-b7e3-421f66e64bd8.html) said to ANSA.
Lola Pisa fed us a merienda of maruya (bananas fried in batter), sinukmani (biko) or bikang-bikang (fried camote patties) and of course the obligatory fruit bowl of lanzones.
But Pisa confirmed that ex-Italy midfielder Gattuso has had a change of heart and agreed to take charge of his first training session yesterday afternoon.
The parade ring erupted as Katsuhiko Sumii's galloper crossed the line, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai was not left out of the celebrations, receiving a tearful bear hug from Manami Ichikawa, the daughter of Victoire Pisa's owner, Yoshimi Ichikawa.
The PISA is widely recognised as the benchmark for evaluating education systems worldwide by assessing the skills and knowledge 15-year-old students will need in their further academic education or for joining the workforce, said a statement.