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PISA is a survey of students' skills and knowledge as they approach the end of compulsory education. Rather than examining how well students have learned the school curriculum, it looks at how well prepared they are for life beyond school.
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This review of vocational education and training (VET) in the United States is part of ―Learning for Jobs‖, the OECD policy study of VET – a programme of analytical work and individual country reviews designed to help countries make their VET systems more responsive to labour market
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What is new with AHELO? In this December 2010 issue of the Newsletter: Update on country participation; Strong progress with instrument development; Work starting on the contextual dimension; What the experts involved say about AHELO, Next steps and timeline.
The US' performance in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is benchmarked against high performing and fast improving countries/economies participating in PISA
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The present paper draws extensively on an earlier paper (Watts, 2009) prepared for the previous OECD review of initial VET, “Learning for Jobs” (OECD, 2010). Some of the current paper focuses specifically on career guidance provision within post-secondary vocational institutions; some more generally on post-secondary vocational programmes regardless of where they are offered. Attention will also be given to the career guidance needs
This report was prepared to help the authorities of the Kyrgyz Republic better understand the reasons for the dramatically low performance of Kyrgyz students in the 2006 PISA survey, despite significant resources and efforts invested in education by schools, parents and government.
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Reviews of Higher Education in Regional and City Development are the OECD’s vehicle to mobilise higher education for economic, social and cultural development of cities and regions.
This report will be useful for professionals in Santa Catarina as well as their Brazilian and international counterparts.