Early childhood and schools

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  • 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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Starting Strong 2017 - Key OECD Indicators on Early Childhood Education and Care

With around 45 charts and data for the 35 OECD countries and a number of partner countries, this publication includes a great deal of new material. It offers new data on ECEC provision and intensity of participation for children under the age of three (based on an improved typology of settings). It also presents new indicators on the profile of ECEC staff (e.g. level of qualification, teacher salary and organisation of working time) and on equity in access to ECEC. New PISA 2015 analyses help highlight the relationship between the number of years of ECEC and academic performance at age 15, and the effects of ECEC attendance on health and well-being, and mothers’ employability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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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

Can bullying be stopped?
Mario Piacentini | July 18

Do countries pay their teachers enough?
Dirk Van Damme | July 7

Are countries ready to invest in early childhood education?
Dirk Van Damme | June 28

Investigating the complexities of school funding
Deborah Nusche | June 26

Rethinking the learning environment
Rose Bolognini | June 23

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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PISA in Focus No. 74: How much of a problem is bullying at school?

Education Indicators in Focus No. 53 - How have teachers’ salaries evolved and how do they compare to those of tertiary-educated workers?

Education Indicators in Focus No. 52 -  Who bears the cost of early childhood education and how does it affect enrolment?

Archived webinar - Transitions from Early Childhood Education and Care to Primary Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 


 


 

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