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OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes – Country Reviews

 

Countries can opt for a Country Review, which involves an OECD-led review team providing, from an international perspective, an analysis of evaluation and assessment policies in the country, and recommendations for policy development and implementation.

The scope and focus of each review is determined by the country in consultation with the Secretariat, depending on the present arrangements, their strengths and challenges, and country priorities. By providing an external perspective on evaluation and assessment issues, the Country Reviews are also intended to contribute to national discussions and inform other countries about policy innovations underway.

Each country review includes an intensive country visit to fully understand the country’s context, policies and practices and includes meetings with all major stakeholders. After the visit, the review team prepares a Country Review report.

Fourteen countries chose to take part in a Country Review: 
AustraliaBelgium (Flemish Community)Chile, Czech Republic, DenmarkLuxembourgMexico, NetherlandsNew Zealand, NorwayPortugalSlovak Republic, Sweden and the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland).

Visits are to take place between May 2010 and 2012. The schedule for the visits and the composition of the review teams are listed below.  The Country Review reports, which provide the conclusions of the review team, are posted on the website as they become available.


 

 Sweden: 4-11 May 2010

          Country Review ♦ Main Conclusions ♦ Summary 

 

Review Team:

  • Gábor Halász (Professor of Education, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, University Eötvös Loránd, Budapest; Hungary)
  • Janet Looney (Independent consultant, formerly with the OECD; United States)
  • Deborah Nusche (OECD), Rapporteur
  • Paulo Santiago (OECD)
  • Claire Shewbridge (OECD)


  Luxembourg: 31 May – 4 June 2010

           Country Review ♦ Main Conclusions ♦ Summary ♦ Conclusions et recommandations (français) 

 

Review Team:

  • Melanie Ehren (Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Organisation and Management, University of Twente; Netherlands)
  • Morten Rosenkvist (OECD)
  • Paulo Santiago (OECD)
  • Claire Shewbridge (OECD), Rapporteur
  • Cláudia Tamassia (Programme administrator lead in the US-based Educational Testing Service (ETS); Brazilian national)

 Australia: 21-30 June 2010

          Country Review ♦ Main Conclusions ♦ Summary

 

Review Team:

  • Graham Donaldson (formerly Her Majesty’s Senior Chief Inspector of Education in Scotland; United Kingdom)
  • Joan Herman (Director, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) at the University of California – Los Angeles, United States)
  • Paulo Santiago (OECD), Rapporteur
  • Claire Shewbridge (OECD)

 New Zealand: 23-30 August 2010

          Country Review ♦ Main Conclusions ♦ Summary

 

Review Team:

  • Dany Laveault (Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa;  Canada)
  • John MacBeath (Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge; United Kingdom)
  • Deborah Nusche (OECD), Rapporteur
  • Paulo Santiago (OECD)

 Denmark: 5-12 October 2010

          Country Review ♦ Main Conclusions ♦ Summary

 

Review Team:

  • Eunice Jang (Associate Professor; Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning; Ontario Institute for Studies in Education; University of Toronto; Canada)
  • Peter Matthews (Education Consultant and Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London; United Kingdom)
  • Paulo Santiago (OECD)
  • Claire Shewbridge (OECD), Rapporteur

 Norway: 8-15 December 2010

           Country Review ♦ Norwegian version ♦ Main Conclusions ♦ Summary 

 

Review Team:

  • Lorna Earl (Director, Aporia Consulting Ltd.; formerly Associate Professor and Head of the International Centre for Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto; Canada)
  • William Maxwell (Her Majesty’s Senior Chief Inspector of Education in Scotland; United Kingdom)
  • Deborah Nusche (OECD), Rapporteur
  • Claire Shewbridge (OECD)

 Belgium (Flemish Community): 25 January – 1 February 2011

          Country Review ♦ Main Conclusions ♦ Summary 

 

Review Team:

  • Marian Hulshof (Programme Manager of Research and Development, Dutch Inspectorate of Education; Netherlands)
  • Deborah Nusche (OECD)
  • Claire Shewbridge (OECD), Rapporteur
  • Louise Stoll (Professor at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning at the Institute of Education, University of London; United Kingdom)

 Portugal: 23 February – 2 March 2011

          Country Review ♦ Main Conclusions ♦ Summary

 

Review Team:

  • Graham Donaldson (formerly Her Majesty’s Senior Chief Inspector of Education in Scotland; United Kingdom)
  • Anne Looney (Chief Executive Officer, Irish National Council for Curriculum and Assessment; Ireland)
  • Deborah Nusche (OECD)
  • Paulo Santiago (OECD), Rapporteur

 Czech Republic: 29 March – 5 April 2011

          Country Review ♦ Main Conclusions ♦ Summary

 

Review Team:

  • Alison Gilmore (Associate Professor/Co-director, Educational Assessment Research Unit, University of Otago, New Zealand)
  • Deborah Nusche (OECD)
  • Pamela Sammons (Professor of Education, Department of Education, University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Paulo Santiago (OECD), Rapporteur

  Chile: 2-9 November 2011

             Country Review ♦ Main Conclusions ♦ Summary

 

Review Team:

  • Francisco Benavides (OECD)
  • Charlotte Danielson (Educational Consultant, United States)
  • Laura Goe (Research Scientist, Educational Testing Service, United States)
  • Deborah Nusche (OECD)
  • Paulo Santiago (OECD), Rapporteur

   Mexico: 7-15 February 2012

Country Review  Main Conclusions  Summary  


 
Review Team:

  • Isobel McGregor (Educational Consultant, formerly with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate in Scotland; United Kingdom)
  • Deborah Nusche (OECD)
  • Pedro Ravela (Director, Institute for Educational Evaluation of the Catholic University of Uruguay; Uruguay)
  • Paulo Santiago (OECD), Rapporteur
  • Diana Toledo (OECD)

   Slovak Republic: 27 March – 3 April 2012
           Country Review (forthcoming)
 
Review Team:

  • Johan van Bruggen (Education Consultant, formerly with the Dutch Inspectorate of Education; Netherlands)
  • Deborah Nusche (OECD)
  • Claire Shewbridge (OECD), Rapporteur
  • Paul Wright (Independent Education Advisor; formerly with the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency; United Kingdom)

  United Kingdom (Northern Ireland): 26 February – 5 March 2013
          Country Review‌ ♦ Main Conclusions ♦ Summary ♦ Blog Post
 
Review Team:

  • Marian Hulshof (Programme Manager of Research and Development, Dutch Inspectorate of Education; Netherlands)
  • Deborah Nusche (OECD)
  • Claire Shewbridge (OECD), Rapporteur
  • Lars Stenius Staehr (Testing Consultant for the Ministry of Education, Denmark) 

 ‎ Netherlands: 3-10 June 2013
           Country Review ♦ Main Conclusions ♦ Summary
 
Review Team:

  • Henry Braun (Professor of Education and Public Policy, Lynch School of Education, Boston College; United States)
  • Gábor Halász (Professor of Education, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, University Eötvös Loránd, Budapest; Hungary)
  • Deborah Nusche (OECD), Rapporteur
  • Paulo Santiago (OECD)

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  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
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  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
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  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
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  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
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  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
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  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
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  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
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  • Hungary
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  • Iraq
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  • Korea
  • Kuwait
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  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
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  • Lebanon
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  • Liberia
  • Libya
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  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
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  • Moldova
  • Monaco
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  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
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  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
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  • Portugal
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  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
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  • Tanzania
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  • Turks and Caicos Islands
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  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
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