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  • 9-June-2006

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    PISA 2000: Sample Weight Problems in Austria (EDU Working Paper No. 5)

    The purpose of this paper is to quantify the problems resulting from the inadequate coverage of the PISA target population in the Austrian PISA 2000 assessment and to establish adjustments that could be used to correct for this and thus to allow reliable comparisons between the 2000 and 2003 data.

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  • 15-May-2006

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    Where Immigrant Students Succeed - A Comparative Review of Performance and Engagement in PISA 2003

    Drawing on data from the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), this report examines the performance of students with immigrant backgrounds and compares it to that of their native counterparts.

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  • 7-April-2006

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    Think Scenarios, Rethink Education

    What happens in education today will affect the lives of individuals and the health of whole communities for decades to come. Yet educational decision-making is mostly about dealing with pressing immediate issues or seeking more efficient ways of maintaining established practice, rather than about shaping the long term. How to redress the balance? Scenario methods offer one highly promising answer. This latest volume in the

  • 13-March-2006

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    Education Policies for Students at Risk and those with Disabilities in South Eastern Europe: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, FYR of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia

    The synthesis report compares the country reports of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, FYR of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia using the following guidelines: existing legal frameworks, scope of policy development, statistics and indicators, teacher training, involvement of parents, pedagogical concepts, curriculum development and school organisation. It underlines the fact that the analysed

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  • 16-February-2006

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    Personalising Education

    There is a growing awareness that one-size-fits-all approaches to school knowledge and organisation are ill-adapted both to individuals’ needs and to the knowledge society at large. To move beyond uniform, mass provision can be described as “personalisation” of education and of public services more widely. The significance of this shift is described by leading expert Professor David Hopkins in his introduction to this volume: The

  • 23-January-2006

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  • 10-January-2006

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    Danish Technological Institute study on PISA, TIMSS and PIRLS

    Report by the Danish Technological Institute on three international surveys among school-aged children : OECD-PISA, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS).

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  • 16-December-2005

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    Measuring Educational Productivity in Standards-Based Accountability Systems (EDU Working Paper No. 4)

    For many years the school system in the United States has measured success by the number of dollars spent, computers and textbooks purchased, and programs created. Moreover, the measures of success have not focused on academic achievement.

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  • 18-October-2005

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    Longer-term strategy for the development of PISA

    A document setting out ideas for the structure of the PISA assessment for the PISA 2009 cycle and beyond.

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  • 26-September-2005

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    Students with Disabilities, Learning Difficulties and Disadvantages: Statistics and Indicators

    This book provides an internationally comparable set of indicators on educational provision for students with disabilities, learning difficulties and disadvantages. It looks in detail at the students concerned, where they are educated (special schools, special classes or regular classes) and what their level of education is (pre-primary, primary, lower secondary and upper secondary education). It also includes information on the

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