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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Pisa 'politics' of no concern to parents

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 03:20am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Pisa 'politics' of no concern to parents What should we make of the ranking results of Pisa? Should we in Hong Kong and Shanghai, which consistently come ... exam-centred education system, and those who are critical of it. This is despite repeated warnings from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which runs Pisa, that the results ...

  2. News - China - EDUCATION

    Shanghai teens still world's best at reading, maths, science in Pisa survey

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 07:58pm by Johnny Tam and Shirley Zhao

    ... in Hong Kong were top achievers in maths, well below the 30.8 per cent for Shanghai and 19 per cent in Singapore. The latest report by the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa ... been a success. "The outstanding performance of Hong Kong pupils in Pisa once again proves that our education is heading in the right direction," the spokesman said. He said ...

  3. Blow to QEII as Victoire Pisa pulls out

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patrick Allen The shock withdrawal of Dubai World Cup winner Victoire Pisa from the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup overshadowed the barrier draw for the BMW Champions Mile ... Cup trip for his 126-rated Cape Blanco, who finished fourth to Victoire Pisa in last month's World Cup at Meydan in Dubai. The Group One QEII Cup (2,000m) will be run at Sha Tin on May 1, ...

  4. World Cup winner Victoire Pisa heading to HK for QE II Cup

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Hong Kong will host its first Dubai World Cup winner on May 1 with confirmation yesterday that connections of Japan's Victoire Pisa plan to run in what is shaping ... runner-up Lizard's Desire was a QE II Cup visitor- finishing second to Viva Pataca at Sha Tin. Victoire Pisa's connections contacted Jockey Club officials yesterday to organise a flight ...

  5. 'Bureau's fault' if HK misses out in Pisa test

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... of educational administration and policy, said she did not want to see her decade-long effort being jeopardised by the government's 'irresponsible' comment. Pisa tests 15-year-old students ... by the administration to take part in the test. 'If Hong Kong is lacking students and falls out of Pisa's international rankings, the government will have to take up the responsibility,' ...

  6. HK chosen as case study to gauge effect of Pisa on education policy

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... and regions. The report, due to be completed in the autumn, will include profiles of all countries and regions involved in Pisa plus case studies of six. Ms Pennock has been in Hong Kong this week conducting interviews on the role and perception of the Pisa study among government officials, educators, academics, parents, journalists and business representatives. She is due to depart today. ...

  7. A 'crazy idea' that grew to become a Pisa the action

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... conference on the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) study held at Chinese University last week. The head of the Indicators and Analysis Division at the Organisation for Economic ... education sector on the brink of turning into a political battle ground for resources. For the OECD, Pisa was their immediate response to the problem. The triennial study was launched eight years ...

  8. HK's road to reform may not be a Pisa cake

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... IT HAS BEEN A landmark week for Hong Kong's education. The results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) gave rare good news - that in our education, at least, we can hold our heads high. The Pisa report Literacy Skills for the World of Tomorrow is peppered throughout with references from which Hong Kong can take heart, for its high scores ...

  9. Pisa 'is a pointer for education reforms'

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Education reform has had positive results but more effort is needed to cope with student diversity and to reduce exam pressure, Permanent Secretary for Education Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun said yesterday. Speaking at the Pisa International Conference held at Chinese University, Mrs Law said she took pride in Hong Kong's outstanding performance in the Programme ...

  10. A lesson in parental engagement

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Between tiger mums and pussy parents, there is a third way. The new findings of Pisa, a testing programme aimed at evaluating 15-year-old students ... for The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. But the four-page summary of five years of Pisa research should be read by every teacher and parent. Its findings and advice may be far more relevant. So move ...




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