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.


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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New Insights from TALIS 2013 - Teaching and Learning in Primary and Upper Secondary Education

This report offers a broader view of teachers and school principals across all levels of compulsory education, and all the similarities and differences in the issues they are facing.



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

Boosting growth through better foundation skills
Andreas Schleicher | March 3

Got a math problem?
Marilyn Achiron | February 12

A shared aspiration
Alfonso Echazarra | January 20

Improving the school climate and opportunities to learn
Gabriela Miranda Moriconi | January 15

The efficiency of Italian schools in an international perspective
Tommaso Agasisti | December 19

What works best for learning in schools
Cassandra Davis | December 16

Trouble with homework
Marilyn Achiron | December 11

Shedding light on teaching and learning across education levels
Katarzyna Kubacka | December 8

What PISA can – and can’t – tell us about adults’ skills
Marilyn Achiron | November 18

A chance to design the way forward for education
Michael Ward | November 18

School size: A literature review
Deborah Nusche | November 10

Addressing inequities in the Slovak Republic through evaluation and assessment
Claire Shewbridge | November 5

Schools call for improvement through strong leadership
Marie-Amélie Doring Serre | November 3 

Spread the wealth, reap the benefits
Marilyn Achiron | October 14

Delivering feedback for better teaching
Katarzyna Kubacka | October 3

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News and events


The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence - Webinar with with Andreas Schleicher, Director of the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD and Francesca Borgonovi, OECD Education Analyst - March 5 at 17h Paris time. Register for the online webinar.

Launch of first major OECD report on gender and education - Thursday 5 March 2015

PISA in Focus No. 48 - Does Math Make You Anxious?

Archived webinar - OECD Education Briefing on the latest Education Policy Outlook 2015, and the interim Education at a Glance report

International Summit on the Teaching Profession (29-20 March 2015 Banff, Alberta, Canada)

PISA in Focus No. 47 How has student performance evolved over time? 

Success of education reforms threatened by lack of oversight, says OECD

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