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  • 27-November-2013

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 17 - Does upper secondary vocational education and training improve the prospects of young adults?

    One-third of the population of OECD countries hold an upper secondary vocational education and training (VET) qualification as their highest educational attainment, and it is estimated that nearly half will graduate from a VET programme in their lifetime.

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  • 12-November-2013

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    Country specific-material

    Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.

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  • 12-November-2013

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    How Boosting Adult Educational Skills Can Grow the Middle Class.

    This event will be livestreamed at 1 pm EST on November 12. A new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report will provide a strong and clear call to United States policymakers to protect America's global standing through investments in education because basic skill levels are linked with employability in the global economy.

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  • 12-November-2013

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    Time for the U.S. to Reskill?

    This blog post introduces a new report on the state of adult skills in the United States, "Time for the U.S. to Reskill: What the Survey of Adult Skills Says".

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  • 12-November-2013

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    Concerted Action Necessary to Address U.S. Adult Skills Challenge, says OECD

    An OECD study published today says the United States should take concerted action to address the adult skills challenge, warning it could progressively fall behind other countries. The study argues that low-skilled populations face a bleak future, creating challenges both to equity and social cohesion.

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  • 12-November-2013

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    Time for the U.S. to Reskill? What the Survey of Adult Skills Says

    This report draws on the new international OECD Survey of Adult Skills to highlight the challenges faced by the United States. It shows that the United States should take action to improve adult skills, if it wants to avoid falling behind other countries. The report also advances a set of key recommendations to improve basic skills across the board.

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  • 7-November-2013

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    OECD to launch PISA test for schools in England in 2014

    Individual secondary schools in England will from next year be able to take a version of the OECD’s PISA test in order to benchmark themselves against the world’s best education systems.

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  • 5-November-2013

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    OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education - Teacher Evaluation in Chile (Strengths, Challenges and Policy Pointers)

    This book provides, from an international perspective, an independent analysis of major issues facing teacher evaluation, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches in Chile.

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  • 5-November-2013

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    OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education - Teacher Evaluation in Chile (Main conclusions)

    This book provides, from an international perspective, an independent analysis of major issues facing teacher evaluation, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches in Chile.

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  • 5-November-2013

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    OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education - Teacher Evaluation in Chile

    This book provides, from an international perspective, an independent analysis of major issues facing teacher evaluation, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches in Chile.

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