Early childhood and schools


  • The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) - 2013 Results

    How can countries prepare teachers to face the diverse challenges in today’s schools? TALIS helps answer this question by asking teachers and school leaders about their working conditions and the learning environments at their schools.

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  • PISA for Development

    Through our PISA for Development project, adapted survey instruments will be developed to allow developing countries to assess 15-year-olds' skills in the key subjects of reading, math and science, while at the same time providing countries with an opportunity to build their capacity to manage student assessment and improve their school systems.

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  • PISA-based Test for Schools

    The PISA-based Test for Schools is a student assessment tool geared for use by schools and networks of schools to support research, benchmarking and school improvement efforts.

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Low-performing Students: Why they Fall Behind and How to Help them Succeed

This report examines low performance at school by looking at low performers’ family background, education career and attitudes towards school. The report also analyses the school practices and educational policies that are more strongly associated with poor student performance. Most important, the evidence provided in the report reveals what policy makers, educators, parents and students themselves can do to tackle low performance and succeed in school.


Immigrant Students at School - Easing the Journey towards Integration

In 2015, Europe recorded an unprecedented number of asylum seekers: as many as one million. An estimated 350,000 to 450,000 people could be granted refugee or similar status, more than in any previous European refugee crisis since World War II. The way in which education systems respond to migration has an enormous impact on whether or not migrants are successfully integrated into their host communities, and on the economic and social well-being of all members of the communities they serve, whether they have an immigrant background or not. This report examines in detail how immigrant students fare in different education systems – and what this means for education policy makers.


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Students, Computers and Learning - Making the Connection

This book examines how students’ access to and use of information and communication technology (ICT) devices has evolved in recent years, and explores how education systems and schools are integrating ICT into students’ learning experiences.



PISA 2012 Results: Students and Money (Volume VI) - Financial Literacy Skills for the 21st Century

This sixth volume of PISA 2012 results examines 15-year-old students’ performance in financial literacy in the 18 countries and economies that participated in this optional assessment. Published 9 July 2014

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More reports and papers

Why teacher professionalism matters
Katarzyna Kubacka | February 12

Are we failing our failing students?
Daniel Salinas | February 10

Joining the battle against extremism
Andreas Schleicher | January 22

21st Century Children
Tracey Burns and Manuela Fitzpatrick | January 18

Can students be overconnected?
Francesco Avvisati | January 12




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Recorded webinar - Low-performing Students: Why they Fall Behind and How to Help them Succeed (February 10, 2016) with Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, OECD, and Daniel Salinas, Analyst, OECD.

Supporting Teacher Professionalism - Insights from TALIS 2013

Newsroom - Helping the weakest students essential for society and the economy, says OECD

PISA in Focus No. 60: Who are the low-performing students?

Webinar (February 12, 2016-10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. ET:  The Alliance for Excellent Education and the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) will join forces with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to host a joint U.S. release of the OECD’s new report Supporting Teacher Professionalism. Register here.









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