Monthly Archives: January 2014

PIAAC (the PISA for Adults): a Powerful Tool for the OECD Skills Strategy

By Oscar Valiente, University of Glasgow. The OECD launched the first results of the International Report of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) in October 2013 in Brussels, and a series of dissemination events have been taking place in different … Continue reading

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Making PISA in Shanghai

By Kai-ming Cheng, University of Hong Kong. The PISA 2012 results were published in December 2013; Shanghai again tops the ranking, followed by Hong Kong, Singapore, then South Korea, Taiwan, Japan. So what’s new? First, Finland, which used to be … Continue reading

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PISA in Peru: Achieving Poorly, But Improving

By Santiago Cueto, Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE), Peru. As in the past, the recent results of the PISA assessment for Peru generated pessimistic comments about the abilities of our students and the quality of our education system. … Continue reading

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PISA for Development: One World, One Measure for Learning?

By Angeline M. Barrett, University of Bristol. Technical work has started on PISA for Development, the three year project, conceived as a pilot, which aims to “enhance” PISA survey instruments to make them more relevant for “developing countries” whilst at … Continue reading

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PISA in Low and Middle Income Countries

By Simone Bloem, formerly OECD. Over the past decade, the Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA) has become the worlds’ premier yardstick for evaluating the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems. In December 2013, the latest results of the … Continue reading

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PISA for Development and the Post-2015 Agenda

By Michael Davidson, Michael Ward and Alejandro Gomez Palma, OECD. As part of its contribution to the post-2015 education framework, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is attempting to enhance its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) to … Continue reading

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