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PISA 2015 Results (Volume I) - Excellence and Equity in Education

Volume I, Excellence and Equity in Education, summarises student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and defines and measures equity in education. It focuses on students’ attitudes towards learning science, including their expectations of working in science-related careers. The volume also discusses how performance and equity have evolved across PISA-participating countries and economies over recent years.

PISA 2015 Results (Volume II) -  Policies and Practices for Successful Schools

Volume II, Policies and Practices for Successful Schools, examines how student performance is associated with various characteristics of individual schools and school systems, including the resources allocated to education, the learning environment and how school systems select students into different schools, programmes and classes.

Education at a Glance 2016

Education at a Glance is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides key information on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access, participation and progression in education; and the learning environment and organisation of schools.



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Skills Matter - Further Results from the Survey of Adult Skills

This volume reports results from the 24 countries and regions that participated in the first round of the survey in 2011-12 (first published in OECD Skills Outlook 2013: First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills) and from the nine additional countries that participated in the second round in 2014-15 (Chile, Greece, Indonesia [Jakarta], Israel, Lithuania, New Zealand, Singapore, Slovenia and Turkey). It describes adults’ proficiency in the three information-processing skills assessed, and examines how skills proficiency is related to labour market and social outcomes.


OECD Skills Outlook 2015

Young people around the world are struggling to enter the labour market. In some OECD countries, one in four 16-29 year-olds is neither employed nor in education or training. The OECD Skills Outlook 2015 shows how improving the employability of youth requires a comprehensive approach.

More reports and papers

Doctors and nurses are from Venus, scientists and engineers are from Mars (for now)
Francesco Avvisati | February 27 

PISA in Focus No. 69 - What kind of careers in science do 15-year-old boys and girls expect for themselves?

Knowing what teachers know about teaching
Dirk Van Damme | February 21

Mind the Gap: Inequality in education
Tracey Burns | February 16

Social inequalities in education are not set in stone
Carlos González-Sancho | January 31

Who are the winners and losers of the expansion of education over the past 50 years?
Dirk Van Damme | January 27












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Archived webinar - Pedagogical Knowledge and the Changing Nature of the Teaching Profession" (February 24th, 2017)

PISA in Focus No. 69 - What kind of careers in science do 15-year-old boys and girls expect for themselves?

Archived webinar - What do we know about the largest education system in the world  A snapshot of education in China (February 21)

Trends Shaping Education Spotlight 8 - Mind the Gap: Inequity in Education

Archived webinar - "Where did equity improve", with Andreas Schleicher - Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills (February 6, 2017)















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