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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Helping immigrant students to succeed at school – and beyond

Helping immigrant students to succeed at school – and beyond - reveals some of the difficulties immigrant students encounter – and some of the contributions they offer – while settling into their new communities and new schools. They also summarise some of the policies governments can implement to help immigrant students integrate into their host societies.







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.


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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

Are American students overtested? Listen to what students themselves say
Andreas Schleicher | November 18

Now more than ever
Andreas Schleicher | November 17

Knowledge is power: ensuring quality early childhood education and care provision
Ineke Litjens | October 27

The innovation imperative and the design of learning systems
David Istance | October 22

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

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PISA in Focus No. 57 - Can schools help to integrate immigrants?

Starting Strong IV - Monitoring Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care

OECD Reviews of School Resources: Kazakhstan 2015

Schooling Redesigned: Towards Innovative Learning Systems

OECD Education and Skills Newsletter  - September 2015



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