The 2012 PISA results revealed that scores on the mathematics section of the exam are associated with perseverance, as low performers were more likely than their peers to self identify as individuals who give up in the face of challenge. OECD explores methods to keep low performers engaged with the material to develop positive attitudes toward learning and reduce truancy levels.
- Low-Performing Students: Why They Fall Behind and How to Help Them Succeed – Read the report about OECD’s findings on the characteristics of low-performing students, particularly in mathematics.
- PISA in Focus 62: Are Low Performers Missing Learning Opportunities? – Read about the importance of reinforcing perseverance in low mathematics performers.
- No Gain without (Some) Pain – Read OECD’s blog post accompanying PISA in Focus 62.
- PISA in Focus 35: Who Are the School Truants? – Read about factors contributing to deliberate absences from school.
- The High Cost of Truancy – Read OECD’s blog post accompanying PISA in Focus 35.