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In Sweden’s highly decentralised education system, evaluation and assessment are crucial to ensure that professionals get the information and feedback they need to improve the quality of their work.
A long-held ambition for many educators and assessment experts has been to integrate summative and formative assessments so that data from external assessments used for system monitoring may also be used to shape teaching and learning in classrooms.
This paper provides a comprehensive overview of adolescent career plans reported in PISA 2006. Its main focus is on the differences in the status and area of employment expected by girls and boys in high school.
PISA is a survey of students' skills and knowledge as they approach the end of compulsory education. Rather than examining how well students have learned the school curriculum, it looks at how well prepared they are for life beyond school.
The US' performance in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is benchmarked against high performing and fast improving countries/economies participating in PISA
This report was prepared to help the authorities of the Kyrgyz Republic better understand the reasons for the dramatically low performance of Kyrgyz students in the 2006 PISA survey, despite significant resources and efforts invested in education by schools, parents and government.
This report will be useful for professionals in Santa Catarina as well as their Brazilian and international counterparts.
This report discusses the most relevant issues concerning using student test results in OECD countries. Initially the report provides an overview of how student test results are reported in OECD countries and how stakeholders in these countries use and perceive of the results.
This paper reviews international research in the field of dropout from upper secondary education and training in OECD countries in order to present possible solutions to policymakers faced with the completion challenge.
Education ministers met at the OECD on 4-5 November 2010. They focused on how to foster human and social capital for the benefit of their post-crisis economies and societies.