Tagarchief: PISA

PISA: Nederlandse leerlingen presteren goed

PISA-resultaten vormen indicatoren in internationaal beleid (Europese Unie) en nationaal onderwijsbeleid.

Rekenen is prima, maar begrijpend lezen helaas niet ...

Rekenen is prima, maar begrijpend lezen helaas niet …


Vooral op het gebied van wiskunde hebben de Nederlandse leerlingen goed gescoord. Ten opzichte van 2009, toen wiskunde als minor domain werd getest zijn de Nederlandse scores in 2012 bijna op hetzelfde niveau gebleven: 526 punten in 2009, 523 punten in 2012. Het gemiddelde van OECD-lidstaten is 494. In de rangorde staan in 2012 evenals in 2009 Chinese steden/gebieden bovenaan. In de rangorde van de OECD- lidstaten (de hoog ontwikkelde landen) staat Nederland vierde achter Zuid Korea Japan en Zwitserland, maar vóór Finland. Bij de vier subdomeinen van wiskunde staat Nederland in de OECD ranglijst met algebra en meetkunde op de 7e en 8e plaats en met statistiek en rekenvaardigheden tweemaal op de tweede plaats, achter Zuid-Korea.


Bij leesvaardigheid en natuurwetenschappelijke vaardigheden hebben Nederlandse leerlingen op een slechter naar internationale maatstaven niveau gescoord. 512 punten resp. 522 punten, ofwel een 17e plaats voor lezen en de 19e plaats voor science bij de OECD.

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Question 1. Mount Fuji is only open to the public for climbing from 1 July to 27 August each year. About 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji during this time. On average, about how many people climb Mount Fuji each day?

A. 340 B. 710 C. 3,400 D. 7,100 E. 7,400

Question 2. The Gotemba walking trail up Mount Fuji is about 9km long. Walkers need to return from the 18km walk by 8pm. Toshi estimates that he can walk up the mountain at 1.5km/h on average, and down at twice that speed. These speeds take into account meal breaks and rest times. Using Toshi’s estimated speeds, what is the latest time he can begin his walk so that he can return by 8pm?

Question 3. Toshi wore a pedometer to count his steps on his walk along the Gotemba trail. His pedometer showed that he walked 22,500 steps on the way up. Estimate Toshi’s average step length for his walk up the 9km Gotemba trail. Give your answer in centimetres.


Peanut Allergy Alert
Lemon Cream Biscuits

Date of alert: 04 February
Manufacturer’s Name: Fine Foods Ltd
Product Information: 125g Lemon Cream Biscuits (Best before 18 June and best before 01 July)
Details: Some biscuits in these batches may contain pieces of peanut, which are not included in the ingredient list. People with an allergy to peanuts should not eat these biscuits.
Consumer action: If you have bought these biscuits you may return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Or call 1800 034 241 for further information.

Question 1. What is the purpose of this notice?

A. To advertise Lemon Cream Biscuits.

B. To tell people when the biscuits were made.

C. To warn people about the biscuits.

D. To explain where to buy Lemon Cream Biscuits.

Question 2. What is the name of the company that made the biscuits?

Question 3. Why does the notice include “best before” dates?


It is Alan’s birthday and he is having a party. Seven other people will attend: Amy, Brad, Beth, Charles, Debbie, Emily and Frances.

Everyone will sit around the circular dining table. The seating arrangement must meet the following conditions:

• Amy and Alan sit together

• Brad and Beth sit together

• Charles sits next to either Debbie or Emily

• Frances sits next to Debbie

• Amy and Alan do not sit next to either Brad or Beth

• Brad does not sit next to Charles or Frances

• Debbie and Emily do not sit next to each other

• Alan does not sit next to either Debbie or Emily

• Amy does not sit next to Charles

Arrange the guests around the table to meet all of the conditions listed above.