Work with low performers to engage them

June 1, 2016 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

PISA in Focus has released #62 in the series titled “Are low performers missing learning opportunities?

From page 1:

• In almost every country and economy that participated in PISA 2012, low performers showed less perseverance than better-performing students. For instance, about 32% of low performers said they give up on solving problems easily compared to only 13% of better-performing students who so reported.

• Low performers perceive their efforts in after-school learning activities to be unproductive. Despite similar self-reported efforts invested in studying for mathematics quizzes, 81% of top performers in mathematics agreed that they were prepared for mathematics exams compared to only 56% of low performers.

• Low performers who did mathematics as an extracurricular activity were much more interested in mathematics than those who did not.

From page 4:

“Although low performers should invest more time and effort in their studies, they seldom do. One reason is because they often feel that they get no return on their investment: more studying does not automatically lead to better marks in school. But with the right kind of in-school support, including creative and engaging mathematics-related activities, low performers might begin to develop an interest in mathematics and positive attitudes towards learning – both of which could propel them back to their books”

Check it out!


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