PISA 2012 Mathematics Test Questions On Line
To understand more about the PISA 2012 mathematics test, answer sample questions, explore the concepts being tested and learn what 15-year-olds students at different proficiency levels can do. There are questions from four categories: Space & Shape, Change & Relationships, Quantity, and Uncertainty & Data.
Lessons from PISA 2012 for the United States
This report compares the performance of 15-year-olds in the United States in PISA against the global patterns and trends. It gives analysis of student performance on individual mathematics test items in order to reveal students’ strengths and weaknesses, and provides teaching practices that can help improve performance.
Thomas J. Alexander Fellowship
The call for proposals for the Thomas J. Alexander Fellowship is open until 20 December 2013. The programme supports individuals in conducting quantitative, evidence-based research on education, particularly in emerging economies with funding for up to one year, including time spent at the OECD headquarters in Paris.
Individual PISA tests in English schools from 2014
Starting in 2014, individual schools in England will be able to take the OECD PISA-based version of an assessment tool. The assessment is already available in the United States where 165 schools are expected to test between November 2013 and March 2014. The Spanish government has also started implementing plans for a pilot test in 2013 and 2014.
Time for the U.S. to Reskill?
This report draws out the policy implications of the OECD’s new international Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) for the United States, while also making use of some additional data collected on the U.S. alone. The study identifies key lessons about the strategic objectives and directions which should form a frame for policy development in the U.S., including policy on adult learning and schooling.
Skills Beyond School
A Skills Beyond School Commentary on Sweden was published in November summarising the strengths and challenges in their system. Additional country reports will be published in 2014.
Feasibility Study on the Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO)
The third and final volume of the report from the feasibility study is now available. This volume includes the conclusions from the expert group on value-added measurement and the conference proceedings.
Teacher Evaluation in Chile 2013
This recent report on Teacher Evaluation in Chile forms part of the OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes. It provides, from an international perspective, an independent analysis of major issues facing teacher evaluation, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches in Chile.
Education Policy Outlook: Country Profiles
Five new country profiles have been published: Chile, Finland, Mexico, Norway and Turkey. An analysis of common challenges, policy lessons learnt and reflections on how to make reform happen in education.