December 3, 2013 4:00 AM

PISA exam, tested in Blue Valley schools, goes deeper than rankings

While alarms sound across the country about the state of U.S. education, it is not the rankings that matter, but how school systems use the Program for International Student Assessment to strengthen classrooms. The five high schools in the Blue Valley district have been taking a pilot version of an international test that can be used to compare their performance to with those of top-scoring school systems worldwide.

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