Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States - Irwin Kirsch, International Project Director
- Overall management of contractors and implementation
- Instrument development
- Scaling and analysis
PISA Governing Board (PGB)
- Representatives of OECD members and PISA associates (i.e., countries or economies that are not OECD members but have membership rights and obligations in regard to specific OECD bodies and programs)
- Countries and economies that participate in PISA but do not have associate status are welcome to participate in PGB meetings as observers.
- Representatives are appointed by their respective education ministries; the PGB chair is chosen by the board itself.
- Determination of policy priorities for PISA-D
- Oversight of these policies during implementation of PISA-D
Pearson, United Kingdom
- Took the lead on the development of the cognitive assessment frameworks
- Survey operations
The Learning Bar, Canada
- Focused on the questionnaire frameworks and questionnaire development
cApStAn, United States
- Linguistic quality control
HallStat SPRL, Belgium
- Translation referee
PISA-D Subject Matter Expert Groups
PISA-D had subject matter expert groups for its three key areas of testing – reading, mathematics and science literacy.
These groups were led by world experts in each area and included country experts nominated by the participating countries.
Responsibilities: Design of the theoretical framework for the survey
PISA-D Questionnaire Expert Group (QEG)
The PISA-D QEG had 3 members and 12 members in the extended group, including country experts nominated by the participating countries.
Responsibilities: Leadership and guidance in the construction of the PISA-D context questionnaires
National project managers
The PISA-D national project managers were appointed by their respective governments.
Responsibilities: Oversight of implementation of PISA-D in each participating country/economy
OECD PISA for Development
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PISA-D is exclusively financed through direct contributions from participating countries and economies’ government authorities, typically education ministries together with voluntary contributions from development partners, philanthropic organizations, and aid-in-kind contributions from development partners and private sector organizations.