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OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes


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The OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes, launched in late 2009, is designed to respond to the strong interest in evaluation and assessment issues evident at national and international levels. It will provide a description of design, implementation and use of assessment and evaluation procedures in countries; analyse strengths and weaknesses of different approaches; and provide recommendations for improvement.

The Review looks at the various components of assessment and evaluation frameworks that countries use with the objective of improving student outcomes. These include student assessment, teacher appraisal, school evaluation and system evaluation. The analysis focuses on primary and secondary levels of education.

Synergies for Better Learning: An International Perspective on Evaluation and Assessment

(final synthesis report from the Review, released 11 April 2013)


This report provides an international comparative analysis and policy advice to countries on how evaluation and assessment arrangements can be embedded within a consistent framework to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education.


Country-specific reports published in the series OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education can also be found below.

-- Country Reviews
    Country-specific analyses prepared by teams of reviewers who undertook case study visits to the countries concerned

-- Country Background Reports
    Analytical reports prepared by countries according to a common framework

-- Papers and studies
    Background and commissioned papers, prepared as part of the Review

-- Objectives and methodology of the Review
    Objectives, governance, country participation, outputs, developments

-- Short project overview (English / Français)

-- Final International Conference to discuss the results of the Synthesis Report from the Review
    Oslo, 11-12 April 2013 (by invitation only)

-- The team
    The OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Team, including contact details

-- Useful links
    Links to other relevant work

-- Previous work: OECD Review of Teacher Evaluation in Portugal
    Home-page of an OECD review completed in 2009, with results relevant for the Review


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