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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PISA 2015 Results

PISA 2015 Results (Volume V) - Collaborative Problem Solving examines students’ ability to work with two or more people to try to solve a problem.and also explores the role of education in building young people’s skills in solving problems collaboratively.

PISA 2015 Results (Volume IV): Students’ Financial Literacy

PISA 2015 Results (Volume III): Students' Well-Being

PISA (Volume II): Policies and Practices for Successful Schools

PISA (Volume I): Excellence and Equity in Education



Starting Strong 2017 - Key OECD Indicators on Early Childhood Education and Care

With around 45 charts and data for the 35 OECD countries and a number of partner countries, this publication includes a great deal of new material. It offers new data on ECEC provision and intensity of participation for children under the age of three (based on an improved typology of settings). It also presents new indicators on the profile of ECEC staff (e.g. level of qualification, teacher salary and organisation of working time) and on equity in access to ECEC. New PISA 2015 analyses help highlight the relationship between the number of years of ECEC and academic performance at age 15, and the effects of ECEC attendance on health and well-being, and mothers’ employability.









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Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers… and How PISA Can Help Answer Them

This report delves into topics such as, “How much should I encourage my students to be responsible for their own learning in mathematics?” or “As a mathematics teacher, how important is the relationship I have with my students?”. It gives teachers timely and relevant data and analyses that can help 2them reflect on their teaching strategies and how students learn.

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Equations and Inequalities - Making Mathematics Accessible to All

More than ever, students need to engage with mathematical concepts, think quantitatively and analytically, and communicate using mathematics. All these skills are central to a young person’s preparedness to tackle problems that arise at work and in life beyond the classroom. But the reality is that many students are not familiar with basic mathematics concepts and, at school, only practice routine tasks that do not improve their ability to think quantitatively and solve real-life, complex problems.

More reports and papers

What does teaching look like? A new video study
Anna Pons | January 17

Busting the myth about standardised testing
Tarek Mostafa | December 19, 2017

Educating our youth to care about each other and the world
Andreas Schleicher | December 12

How can countries close the equity gap in education?
Dirk Van Damme | December 6

Are school systems ready to develop students’ social skills?
Andreas Schleicher | November 21



















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News and events


Teaching in Focus No. 20 - What does teaching look like? A new video study

PISA in Focus  No. 79: Is too much testing bad for student performance and well-being?

Brochure - Social and Emotional Skills Well-being, connectedness and success

Archived webinar - PISA 2015 Results (Volume V) - Collaborative Problem Solving" with  Andreas Schleicher - Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills (November 21, 2017)

PISA in Focus No. 78: Collaborative problem solving





















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