Education Perfect and PISA
With a comprehensive full-suite content solution covering English, Mathematics and Science Knowledge and Skills, EP is an ‘all in one' resource to support students’ ongoing skill development and critical thinking in these core subjects.
Education Perfect is well-placed to support student progress and achievement in PISA with an extensive range of authentic lessons that allow students to apply their literacy and numeracy skills in “real-life” examples.
PISA defines reading literacy as “...understanding, using, evaluating, reflecting on and engaging with texts in order to achieve one’s goals, to develop one’s knowledge and potential and to participate in society.”
The skills referred to here are developed over time. On EP, you’ll find engaging, interactive resources for upper Primary/Elementary students (Grade 4/Year 5+) right up to Grade 10/Year 11.
In the EP English content library, you will find:
- Reading Practice: Engaging text banks with questions that cover key PISA skills including Locating information within a text; Inferential Comprehension; Reflection and Evaluation.
- Engaging lessons that include a wide variety of text types, including those covered in PISA: Descriptive, narrative, informational, instructional, transactional, summary and more.
- Resources to support reading fluency and comprehension for older students, including vocabulary practice.
- Senior resources for both IGCSE English Language and English Literature (Cambridge and Pearson Edexcel) that further reinforce high-level reading and writing skills tested in PISA, including inference, analysis and reflection.
PISA mathematical literacy is defined as "... an individual’s capacity to identify and understand the role that mathematics plays in the world, to make well-founded judgments and to engage with mathematics in ways that meet the needs of that individual’s life as a constructive, concerned and reflective citizen".
The PISA mathematics framework highlights the importance of our students solving mathematical problems in real-world settings.
In the EP Mathematics Library, you will find a large bank of engaging lessons that support the main PISA mathematics content areas of:
- Space & Shape: Recognising and understanding geometric patterns and identifying such patterns in abstract and real-world representations.
- Change & Relationships: Recognising relationships between variables and thinking in terms of and about relationships in a variety of forms including symbolic, algebraic, graphical, tabular, and geometric.
- Quantity: Understanding relative size, recognising numerical patterns and using numbers to represent quantities and quantifiable attributes of real-world objects.
- Uncertainty and Data: Solving problems relating to data and chance, which correspond to statistics and probability in school mathematics curricula, respectively.
- Financial Literacy: Understanding financial concepts and risks, as well as skills to apply this knowledge in order to make effective decisions across a range of financial contexts.
By using our formative assessment question banks, teachers can quickly assign personalised learning pathways that allow them to interpret, apply and evaluate mathematical outcomes.
Science Knowledge & Skills
The PISA scientific literacy domain refers to an individuals’ "…scientific knowledge and use of that knowledge to identify questions, acquire new knowledge, to explain scientific phenomena and to draw evidence-based conclusions about science related issues… and their willingness to engage with science-related issues, and with the ideas of science, as a reflective citizen."
EP Science provides an extensive range of content resources, data interpretation activities and lab experiments, that support the student’s scientific skill development and their ability to use scientific evidence to make informed conclusions and predictions.
In the EP Science library you will find:
- Engaging, interactive and scaffolded resources which cover the major PISA scientific fields of physical systems, living systems and earth and space systems, and technological systems.
- Student activities which encourage them to use scientific evidence, explain phenomena scientifically and recognise issues that are possible to investigate scientifically.
- Science experiments, lab activities and data interpretation lessons that ask students to identify patterns in abstract and real-world representations.
- Opportunities for students to reflect on the societal implications of science and technological developments.
PISA: Education Perfect Supporting Resources
We have carefully curated a selection of supporting resources for PISA that includes:
- Critical Thinking
- Information Literacy
- Mathematical Skills
- Science Knowledge and Skills
- Reading Literacy Skills
This folder can be found within your EP Content Library.
If you would like to learn more about how EP can support your students' skill development across English, Mathematics and Science, or to set up a trial of our PISA supporting resources, our experienced Teacher Consultant team are on standby to assist. Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.