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Question: Lake Chad For this question you need to draw together information from Figure 1 and Figure 2. The disappearance of the rhinoceros, hippopotamus and aurochs from Saharan rock art happened: At the beginning of the most recent Ice Age. In the middle of the period when Lake Chad was at its highest level. After the level of Lake Chad had been falling for over a thousand years. At the beginning of an uninterrupted dry period.

Source: OECD (2006). Assessing scientific, reading, and mathematical literacy: A framework for PISA 2006, pp. 66-67. Accessed 12/28/10 from http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/63/35/37464175.pdf.

Analysis: This task required that students interpret two different types of charts to understand a relationship. It was rated of moderate difficulty by PISA. Many students mistakenly chose answer D, suggesting that they were drawing on familiar knowledge, thus reinforcing the fact that those students who did select the right answer probably interpreted the information in front of them. The correct answer is C.

Know what (Declarative)

Level of Assessment for Lake Chad Test Item from PISA 2006 Know how Know why Know when, why, how Know own learning (Procedural) (Schematic) to apply (Strategic) (Metacognitive) X

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Assessment  

Assessment brief Metiri

Assessment  

Assessment brief Metiri

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