PISA-based Test for Schools - Global Learning Network



Global Learning Network

Established by America Achieves in 2013, the Global Learning Network (GLN) is a learning community of well-respected educators and district leaders who have taken the OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA), learned from their results and global best practices, and made practice shifts that contribute to improved student outcomes. To learn more about the GLN, visit the America Achieves website.

In September 2014, the GLN hosted its 1st Annual Convening of World-Leading Schools, drawing over 300 senior representatives from 25 states that had carried out the first full wave of the assessment. In November 2015, the 2nd Annual Convening of World-Leading Schools was attended by nearly 320 participants from 122 schools in 43 school districts representing 19 states. In addition to education leaders from the United States, representatives from the United Kingdom, Spain and Japan were also in attendance. The convenings feature working sessions designed to help schools translate findings from their PISA-based Test for Schools results into improved teaching and learning.

The GLN has hosted the following webinars in 2015:

And the following virtual seminars took place in 2014:

  • July 2014: Understanding Your Results – How District Leaders Can Enable School-Level Learning
  • March 2014: Members of the network discussed how to prepare students for a changing world, including the need for building critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills.

In March 2015, the network released the publication Learning from Your OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA) Results and Charting the Path to Success: A meeting planning guide. The guide is designed to assist GLN members in arranging regional (multi-district) and single-district meetings that facilitate critical conversations among school and district leaders to better understand their assessments results and identify actions they will take to improve student outcomes.

School leaders speak about the Global Learning Network




The GLN series of stories and video case studies from over 30 U.S. schools taking steps to compete globall

The GLN's Meeting Planning Guide



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