Open PISA: Dashboard for Large Educational Dataset
By: Kantor A., Rafaeli S.
Published in: L@S 2020 – Proceedings of the 7th ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale
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Description: International Large-Scale Assessments (ILSA) have a critical role in shaping education systems around the world. They im pact local and national education policy and receive much attention in the media and the public discourse. However, the public has limited access to the results and cannot learn from them. Subsequently, the media might frame the results incorrectly. The transparency of ILSA is essential to the advancement of the public discourse. It requires easy access to data together with simple analysis tools. However, the complexity of ILSA makes it hard to understand and to analyze. Open PISA tries to deal with this challenge by developing a dashboard for the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). It aims to guide users in the analysis of the dataset. This paper describes the dashboard design and insight based on collected users' responses. It hypothesizes that full transparency of the PISA dataset might be not achievable to the entire public. Further research is needed to evaluate how dataset analysis affects users' knowledge and opinions. © 2020 ACM.