This report discusses the most relevant issues concerning student standardised testing in which there are no-stakes for students (“standardised testing”) through a literature review and a review of the trends in standardised testing in OECD countries.
Investments in well-designed, multi-purpose local education facilities serve as a visible commitment to the community and a cost-effective way to revitalise local economies.
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Norway has a well-established tradition of decentralisation and school autonomy. In this decentralised context, evaluation and assessment are essential to monitor the quality of education nationally and provide feedback for improvement to school owners and schools.
The 2011 edition of Education at a Glance: OECD provides a broad array of comparable indicators on education systems and represents the consensus of professional thinking on how to measure the current state of education internationally.
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Evaluation and assessment policies are key in Australia’s national school reform agenda. The Australian approach combines the development of goals, monitoring and reporting at national level with local evaluation and assessment practices shaped by jurisdiction-level school improvement frameworks
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This report focuses on the efficiency of the education system in compulsory education and outlines short, medium and long-term steps that Greece should follow to emerge with a highly performing education system.
Against the Odds takes a close look at the resilient students who excel in PISA surveys despite a disadvantaged background. It provides insights into what enables socio-economically disadvantaged students to fulfil their potential.
This report aims to help education authorities in Norway and other OECD countries to understand the importance of lower secondary education and to find approaches to strengthen this key education level.
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This project is organized to make the most of the OECD’s strengths—to provide a framework through which governments can compare experiences, seek responses to tackle common problems, and identify and share good practices.