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The report Improving Schools in Wales: An OECD Perspective proposes a comprehensive strategy for Wales to support equity and quality in its school system building on a comparative perspective. It draws upon lessons from PISA, high performers and successful reformers in education, and on the research and analysis of key aspects of education policy in Wales undertaken by the OECD-Wales Review Team.
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Note summarising England's results in the PISA 2012 problem solving assessment.
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Note summarising the performance of the United Kingdom in the PISA 2012 assessment of mathematics, reading and science.
Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.
Individual secondary schools in England will from next year be able to take a version of the OECD’s PISA test in order to benchmark themselves against the world’s best education systems.
England should expand the provision of postsecondary vocational training in order to meet the changing needs of students and employers, according to a new OECD report.
Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables
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Education at a Glance 2012: Country Notes - United Kingdom
The report highlights strategies from other countries that could serve as a model for England as it develops its early childhood education and care programme.
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This PISA report presents the performance of Scottish 15-year-olds in reading, mathematics and science, and compares them with the results for students from 31 countries.