DfE opts England’s schools out of new Pisa creativity test

Ministers have decided that England should opt out of a new test into creative thinking being added to the Pisa international education rankings, Tes can reveal.Critics have condemned the decision as “very unhelpful” and an “emotional-political gut reaction”.England already has a mixed record on participation in the extra tests added to every edition of the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa), despite ministers’ enthusiasm for the rankings the study produces.   The optional creative thinking test is being added to the Pisa assessment for 2021. But last night the Department for Education told Tes that England would not take part.
Source: Tes