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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PISA 2015 Results (Volume IV): Students’ Financial Literacy

PISA 2015 Results (Volume IV): Students’ Financial Literacy, is one of five volumes that present the results of the PISA 2015 survey, the sixth round of the triennial assessment. It explores students’ experience with and knowledge about money and provides an overall picture of 15-year-olds’ ability to apply their accumulated knowledge and skills to real-life situations involving financial issues and decisions.

PISA 2015 Results (Volume III -  Students' Well-Being ) explores a comprehensive set of well-being indicators for adolescents that covers both negative outcomes (e.g. anxiety, low performance) and the positive impulses that promote healthy development (e.g. interest, engagement, motivation to achieve).


PISA 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.


PISA 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.



School Leadership for Learning - Insights from TALIS 2013

The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) is the largest international survey of teachers and school leaders. Using the TALIS database, this report looks at different approaches to school leadership and the impact of school leadership on professional learning communities and on the learning climate in individual schools.

It looks at principals’ instructional and distributed leadership across different education systems and levels. Instructional leadership comprises leadership practices that involve the planning, evaluation, co-ordination and improvement of teaching and learning. Distributed leadership in schools explores the degree of involvement of staff, parents or guardians, and students in school decisions.


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Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers… and How PISA Can Help Answer Them

This report delves into topics such as, “How much should I encourage my students to be responsible for their own learning in mathematics?” or “As a mathematics teacher, how important is the relationship I have with my students?”. It gives teachers timely and relevant data and analyses that can help 2them reflect on their teaching strategies and how students learn.

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Equations and Inequalities - Making Mathematics Accessible to All

More than ever, students need to engage with mathematical concepts, think quantitatively and analytically, and communicate using mathematics. All these skills are central to a young person’s preparedness to tackle problems that arise at work and in life beyond the classroom. But the reality is that many students are not familiar with basic mathematics concepts and, at school, only practice routine tasks that do not improve their ability to think quantitatively and solve real-life, complex problems.

More reports and papers

Is more choice always a good thing?
Andreas Schleicher | May 25

Dollars and sense? Financial literacy among 15-year-olds
Andreas Schleicher and Pierre Poret | May 24

Do new teachers feel prepared for teaching?
Yoon Young Lee | May 9

Assessing school assessment in Romania
Andreas Schleicher | May 3

Learning in school as a social activity
Mario Piacentini | April 19


















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News and events


Launch of PISA 2015: Volume IV Students’ Financial Literacy - Remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General (Paris, France, 24 May 2017)

Newsroom - Launch of OECD PISA report on financial literacy - Wednesday, 24 May, 11h.

Register for the Q&A Webinar - New Data from PISA on Students’ Financial Literacy  with Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills. (Wednesday, 24 May, at 13:00 Paris time)

Teaching in Focus No. 17: “Do new teachers feel prepared for teaching?”

Archived webinar - Global launch of OECD PISA Student Well-Being Report
Hosted by the Education Policy Institute






























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