Early childhood and schools


  • The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) - 2013 Results

    How can countries prepare teachers to face the diverse challenges in today’s schools? TALIS helps answer this question by asking teachers and school leaders about their working conditions and the learning environments at their schools.

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  • PISA for Development

    Through our PISA for Development project, adapted survey instruments will be developed to allow developing countries to assess 15-year-olds' skills in the key subjects of reading, math and science, while at the same time providing countries with an opportunity to build their capacity to manage student assessment and improve their school systems.

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  • PISA-based Test for Schools

    The PISA-based Test for Schools is a student assessment tool geared for use by schools and networks of schools to support research, benchmarking and school improvement efforts.

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The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence

The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence tries to determine why 15-year-old boys are more likely than girls, on average, to be overall low achievers, and why high-performing 15-year-old girls underachieve in mathematics, science and problem solving compared to high-achieving boys. As the evidence in the report makes clear, gender disparities in school performance stem from students’ attitudes towards learning and their behaviour in school, from how they choose to spend their leisure time, and from the confidence they have – or do not have – in their own abilities as students.

  • The archived webinar with Andreas Schleicher presenting the results from  The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence is now available.

TALIS 2013 Results - An International Perspective on Teaching and Learning

The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) aims to provide valid, timely and comparable information to help countries review and define policies for developing a high-quality teaching profession. It is an opportunity for teachers and school leaders to provide input into educational policy analysis and development in key areas. Themes explored include professional development, school leadership, teaching practices, school climate, appraisal and feedback, job satisfaction and teacher profiles.

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Students, Computers and Learning - Making the Connection

This book examines how students’ access to and use of information and communication technology (ICT) devices has evolved in recent years, and explores how education systems and schools are integrating ICT into students’ learning experiences.



PISA 2012 Results: Students and Money (Volume VI) - Financial Literacy Skills for the 21st Century

This sixth volume of PISA 2012 results examines 15-year-old students’ performance in financial literacy in the 18 countries and economies that participated in this optional assessment. Published 9 July 2014

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More reports and papers

It’s a matter of self-confidence
Francesca Borgonovi | October 13

Are the world’s schools making inequality worse?
William Schmidt | September 30

Classroom practices and teachers’ beliefs about teaching
Katarzyna Kubacka | September 17

Students, computers and learning: Where’s the connection?
Andreas Schleicher | September 15

Back – and looking ahead – to school
Andreas Schleicher | September 8

(Learning) time is on their side
Marilyn Achiron | August 25

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News and events


PISA in Focus No. 56 - How confident are students in their ability to solve mathematics problems?

OECD Education and Skills Newsletter  - September 2015

Teaching in Focus No 13 - Teaching beliefs and practice

The archived webinar with Andreas Schleicher Director of the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD and Francesco Avvisati, OECD Education Analyst,  discussing the findings from Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection, is available here.

Students, Computers and Learning - Making the Connection

New approach needed to deliver on technology's potential in schools

PISA in Focus No. 55 - Who are the best online readers?



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