Measuring Innovation in Education 2019

What Has Changed in the Classroom?

Measuring innovation in education and understanding how it works is essential to improve the quality of the education sector. Monitoring systematically how pedagogical practices evolve would considerably increase the international education knowledge base. We need to examine whether, and how, practices are changing within classrooms and educational organisations and how students use learning resources. We should know much more about how teachers change their professional development practices, how schools change their ways to relate to parents, and, more generally, to what extent change and innovation are linked to better educational outcomes. This would help policy makers to better target interventions and resources, and get quick feedback on whether reforms do change educational practices as expected. This would enable us to better understand the role of innovation in education. This new edition of Measuring Innovation in Education examines what has (or has not) changed for students over the past decade in OECD education systems. It reviews no fewer than 150 educational practices. The report casts light on systemic innovation in primary and secondary education, with a focus on pedagogical innovation. Has the use of technology spread? Have assessments become more important in pedagogical practices? Are students given more agency in their learning? Are they still asked to memorise facts and procedures? Do teachers increasingly engage students in peer learning activities? These are some of the questions this book seeks to answer. This report also presents some preliminary findings about the links between innovation and educational performance. This book will offer precious insights to policy makers, the education community and all those who seek to understand how educational practices are evolving.

Published on March 05, 2019Also available in: French

In series:Educational Research and Innovationview more titles


Executive summary
Data sources and methods
Composite indices of innovation
List of tables available online
Country index
Innovation (and stability) in 150 educational practices12 chapters available
Innovation in practices to develop technical skills in mathematics
Innovation in practices to develop technical skills in science
Innovation in practices to develop reading and language art skills
Innovation in practices to develop cross-disciplinary technical skills
Innovation in practices to develop higher order skills in science and reading
Innovation in personalised, collaborative and teacher-directed learning practices in reading
Innovation in homework practices
Innovation in assessment practices
Innovation in learning scaffolding practices in reading
Innovation in access and use of learning resources
Innovation in various school-level practices
Innovation in teacher professional development and collaborative practices
Innovation by level and category of practice and educational performance2 chapters available
Innovation by education level and broad category of practice
Innovation and educational outcomes
Country innovation indices20 chapters available
Canada (Ontario)
Canada (Quebec)
New Zealand
United Kingdom (England)
United States of America
Hong Kong, China
Russian Federation
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Public Conference “Innovation in education : What has changed in the classroom in the past decade?” (Paris, Auditorium at OECD Headquarters,  28 January 2019 10am - 5.15pm)

  • The OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) invites you to a public conference on 28 January 2019 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris for the launch of its new report Measuring Innovation in Education: What Has Changed in the Classroom?  The conference is open to the public, on a first come first serve basis. Registration is mandatory. 

The event was webcast. The links to the recordings are below.

Country Notes

Australia New Zealand
England Norway
Hong Kong (China) OECD
Hungary Ontario (Canada)
Indonesia Quebec (Canada)
Israel Russia
Italy Singapore
Japan Slovenia
Korea Sweden
Lithuania United States


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