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  • 30-January-2012

    English

    OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Czech Republic

    This report provides, for the Czech Republic, an independent analysis of major issues facing the educational evaluation and assessment framework, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches.

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  • 30-January-2012

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    OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Czech Republic

    This report for the Czech Republic forms part of the OECD Review on Evaluationand Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes. The purpose of the Review is to explore how systems of evaluation and assessment can be used to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education.

  • 23-January-2012

    English

    OECD-Norway High-level Roundtable - Starting Strong: Implementing Policies for High Quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)

    This meeting will focus attention on the importance of high-quality early childhood education and care, highlight policies and practices that can enhance investment in it, and share perspectives and foster dialogue to promote understanding of the challenges.

  • 23-January-2012

    English

    Education: quality standards essential to boost child learning and development, says OECD

    Governments should establish quality standards and goals in early childhood education and care in order to boost child learning and development, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 16-January-2012

    English

    Starting Strong III - A Quality Toolbox for Early Childhood Education and Care

    This new publication focuses on quality issues: it aims to define quality and outlines five policy levers that can enhance it in ECEC.

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  • 2-January-2012

    English, Excel, 673kb

    Overcoming School Failure: Policies that Work - Ireland Country Report

    This project is organized to make the most of the OECD’s strengths—to provide a framework through which governments can compare experiences, seek responses to tackle common problems, and identify and share good practices.

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  • 1-January-2012

    English

    Slovak Republic should help preschool teachers improve their skills, says OECD

    29/03/2012 - Slovak Republic should help preschool teachers improve their skills, says OECD, and should encourage preschool teachers to keep improving their qualifications throughout their career and attract more young people, especially men, to the profession

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  • 20-December-2011

    English

    Literacy for Life - Further Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey

    Literacy for Life is the second report from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey. It presents additional results on the nature and magnitude of the literacy gaps faced by OECD countries and how these gaps have evolved over the medium term.

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  • 20-December-2011

    English

    Literacy for Life - Further Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey

    Literacy for Life is the second report from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey. It presents additional results on the nature and magnitude of the literacy gaps faced by OECD countries and how these gaps have evolved over the medium term.

    It offers new insights into the factors that influence the formation of adult skills in various settings – at home and at work – for the eleven countries participating in the first and last round of data collection between 2003 and 2008. The study offers comparative evidence on the impact of various factors on the supply of skill. The study offers a special focus on numeracy skills and problem solving skills. It explores the relationships between numeracy and key socio-demographic factors as well as labour market outcomes and earnings.

    It highlights the importance of problem solving skills by defining this foundational skill and by exploring its determinants as well as its relative role in influencing important labour market outcomes.

    The report offers also an analysis of performance across multiple skill domains. It investigates the skill profiles of various population groups defined in terms of the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of those who score at levels deemed to be low in one or more skill domains and explores the resulting consequences.

    The report concludes by investigating the issue of skill mismatch in the labour market and its relationship to adult learning. The extent and distribution of mismatch between the day-to-day literacy related requirements of workers and the literacy skills they have obtained is an important issue that is being explored in this study.

  • 7-December-2011

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    School Evaluation in the Flemish Community of Belgium

    Flemish schools enjoy a high degree of autonomy and are free to develop their own educational policies, including curriculum, assessment, certification and any self-evaluation activities.

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