Best Practices / Guidelines


  • 9-July-2015

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    PISA in Focus No. 53 - Can the performance gap between immigrant and non-immigrant students be closed?

    The share of students with an immigrant background increased between 2003 and 2012, both in traditional and new destination countries. The performance difference in mathematics between immigrant and non-immigrant students decreased, on average, between 2003 and 2012.

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  • 3-July-2015

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    Education Indicators in Focus No.33 - Focus on vocational education and training (VET) programmes

    In 2012, in more than one-third of OECD countries, over half of all upper secondary students participated in pre-vocational or vocational programmes but less than 30% of those students were exposed to work-based learning. Countries with well-established and high-quality vocational and apprenticeship programmes have improved youth employment opportunities.

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  • 16-June-2015

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    PISA in Focus No. 52 - How have schools changed over the past decade?

    The quantity and quality of resources available to schools improved significantly between 2003 and 2012, on average across OECD countries.

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  • 5-June-2015

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    Education Indicators in Focus No.32 - Are education and skills being distributed more inclusively?

    Educational opportunities have a very important impact on a person’s life. Employment, earnings, well-being, health and trust are all strongly related to education and skills. A lack of high-quality educational opportunities is the most important way in which poverty, social inequality and exclusion are transmitted from one generation to another.

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  • 19-May-2015

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    Teaching in Focus No. 11 - Supporting new teachers

    In many countries, less experienced teachers (those with less than five years’ teaching experience) are more likely to work in challenging schools and less likely to report confidence in their teaching abilities than more experienced teachers.

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  • 12-May-2015

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    PISA in Focus No. 51: What do parents look for in their child’s school?

    When choosing a school for their child, parents in all participating countries value academic achievement highly; but they are often even more concerned about the safety and environment of the school and the school’s reputation.

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  • 14-April-2015

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    PISA in Focus No. 50: Do teacher-student relations affect students' well-being at school?

    Children spend about a third of their waking hours in school during most weeks in the year. Thus, schools have a significant impact on children’s quality of life – including their relationships with peers and adults, and their dispositions towards learning and life more generally.

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  • 16-March-2015

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    Teaching in Focus No. 10 - Embedding Professional Development in Schools for Teacher Success

    Teachers report participating in more non-school than school embedded professional development (i.e. professional development that is grounded in teachers daily professional practices). Participation in non-school and school embedded professional development varies greatly between countries.

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  • 12-February-2015

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

    Greater anxiety towards mathematics is associated with lower scores in mathematics, both between and within countries. The better a student’s schoolmates perform in mathematics, the greater the student’s anxiety towards mathematics.

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  • 29-January-2015

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 28 - Are Young People Attaining Higher Levels of Education than their Parents?

    Between 2000 and 2012, the proportion of young adults (25-34 year-olds) with a tertiary qualification has grown by more than 3% per year on average in OECD countries. On average across 24 national and sub-national entities participating in the OECD Survey of Adult Skills, 39% of adults have achieved a higher level of education than their parents.

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