TALIS - The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey

The Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) asks teachers and school leaders about working conditions and learning environments at their schools to help countries face diverse challenges.

Upcoming conference - OECD Methodological conference on cross-country comparability of questionnaire scales  (8-9 November 2018)

This conference aims at exploring novel approaches in measurement equivalence research and at highlighting promising areas to advance the field of invariance testing. It also aims at delineating recommendations and guidelines for dealing with the issue of measurement equivalence, both in the preparation of public-use datasets and in the analytical work based on the data collected in these surveys. The target audience for this conference includes researchers and analysts working with international datasets as well as the key suppliers in the industry of international large-scale surveys.

=> Read the draft agenda and register for the conference. 

Areas of Work

TALIS provides analysis that helps countries identify others facing similar challenges and learn about their policies.

The Initial Teacher Preparation (ITP) Study provides policy makers and practitioners with examples of effective and innovative policies to improve ITP systems.

The TALIS Video Study asks teachers and principals about teaching and learning conditions that research tells us improve teaching.

TopClass Podcast


Featured Data

Gaps in feelings of preparedness between new and experienced teachers


Source: OECD (2017), "Do new teachers feel prepared for teaching?", Teaching in Focus, No. 17

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Teaching in Focus

Teaching students with special needs: Are teachers well-prepared?

Who wants to become a teacher and why?

What does innovation in pedagogy look like?


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