Early childhood and schools

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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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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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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 Special Report: Problem Solving April 2014

This new report looks more deeply at problem solving by analyzing how students performed in tasks that were subject area neutral. The analysis also reveals new information about policies and practices that are likely to be related to strong performance in problem solving, as well as connections to student and parent attitudes and beliefs such as mindset and persistence.


PISA 2012 - Creative Problem Solving: Students’ Skills in Tackling Real-life Problems

The capacity to engage creatively in cognitive processing to understand and resolve problem situations where a method of solution is not immediately obvious (including motivational and affective aspects).


 

 

 

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Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education - Lessons from PISA for Korea
| 14 March 2014

The story of Korean education over the past 50 years is one of remarkable growth and achievement.

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Reviews of National Policies for Education: Secondary Education in Kazakhstan | 23 January

This report evaluates the education reform agenda of Kazakhstan – its feasibility and focus – by taking stock of present-day strengths and weaknesses of the secondary education system.

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Are 15-year-olds good at solving problems?
Francesco Avvisati | 1 April

Charting the way towards excellence and equity in education
Andreas Schleicher | 27 March

Expanding PISA’s circle of influence (part two)
Barbara Ischinger, Michael Ward and Alejandro Gomez Palma
4 March 2014

Working to change the mindset for math
Marilyn Achiron | 27 February

Expanding PISA’s circle of influence
Barbara Ischinger and Alejandro Gomez Palma | 25 February

What do your parents do for a living? (and should it matter?)
Marilyn Achiron | 18 February

Kazakhstan: the dream of better education
Mihaylo Milovanovitch | 12 February

The high cost of truancy
Marilyn Achiron | 21 January 

Japan finds inspiration in its PISA results
Miki Tadakazu | 15 January

 
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PISA in Focus N°38 : Are 15-year-olds creative problem-solvers?

Explore PISA 2012 Mathematics and Problem Solving Test Questions

International Summit on the Teaching Profession - Wellington New Zealand | 28 and 29 March 2014

Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Northern Ireland, United Kingdom | 10 December

Who are the school truants? | PISA in Focus No. 35 (pdf) | 20 January

PISA Day: The Real Work Is Just Beginning (Archived webcast from December 3)

Archived webinar - PISA Results with Andreas Schleicher | 4 December

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