Education


  • 9-September-2014

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    Educational Attainment and Mobility Slowing in the United States, OECD Finds

    The proportion of adults in the U.S. population with a tertiary qualification is growing more slowly than in most OECD countries, while fewer Americans are achieving an educational level which is higher than that of their parents, a new OECD study finds.

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  • 9-September-2014

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    Education at a Glance 2014: United States

    While a large proportion of adults in the United States have university-level education, the tertiary attainment rate is increasing much faster in many other countries.

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  • 28-August-2014

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    An exploration of the determinants of the subjective well-being of Americans during the Great Recession

    This paper uses data from the American Life Panel to understand the determinants of well-being in the United States during the Great Recession. It investigates how various dimensions of subjective well-being reflected in the OECD Better Life Framework impact subjective well-being.

  • 9-July-2014

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    PISA 2012 Financial Literacy results - United States

    PISA 2012 financial literacy results focusing on the performance of the United States among 17 other countries and economies who participated in the assessment: Australia, Belgium (Flemish Community), Shanghai-China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Israel, Italy, Latvia, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and Spain

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  • 3-December-2013

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    Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education - Lessons from PISA 2012 for the United States

    This report situates the performance in PISA of 15-year-olds in the United States against global patterns and trends. It goes beyond the aggregate-level analysis to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. students on different types of mathematics tasks.

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  • 3-December-2013

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    PISA 2012 mathematics, reading and science results - United States

    Note summarising the performance of 15-year-old students in the United States in the PISA 2012 assessment of mathematics, reading and science

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  • 12-November-2013

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    Country specific-material

    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.

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  • 12-November-2013

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    Concerted Action Necessary to Address U.S. Adult Skills Challenge, says OECD

    An OECD study published today says the United States should take concerted action to address the adult skills challenge, warning it could progressively fall behind other countries. The study argues that low-skilled populations face a bleak future, creating challenges both to equity and social cohesion.

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  • 12-November-2013

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    Time for the U.S. to Reskill?

    This blog post introduces a new report on the state of adult skills in the United States, "Time for the U.S. to Reskill: What the Survey of Adult Skills Says".

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  • 12-November-2013

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    Time for the U.S. to Reskill? What the Survey of Adult Skills Says

    This report draws on the new international OECD Survey of Adult Skills to highlight the challenges faced by the United States. It shows that the United States should take action to improve adult skills, if it wants to avoid falling behind other countries. The report also advances a set of key recommendations to improve basic skills across the board.

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