Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education
- 2220-363X (online)
- 2220-3621 (print)
This series examines how education systems are handling the challenge of preparing their students for a world of interconnected populations, rapid technological change, and instantaneous availability of vast amounts of information. Reports present examples from other countries with consistently high-performing education systems or countries that, by redesigning policies and practices, have been able to improve their education outcomes, as measured by the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the world’s most comprehensive and rigorous survey of students’ skills and attitudes towards learning.
Lessons from PISA for the United States
- 17 May 2011
- 9789264096660 (PDF) ;9789264096653(print)
US President Obama has launched one of the world’s most ambitious education reform agendas. Under the heading “Race to the Top”, this agenda encourages US states to adopt internationally benchmarked standards and assessments that prepare students for success in college and the workplace: recruit, develop, reward, and retain effective teachers and principals; build data systems that measure student success; and inform teachers and principals how they can improve their practices and turn around their lowest-performing schools.
But what does the “top” look like internationally? How have the countries at the top managed to achieve sustained high performance or to significantly improve their performance? The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) provides the world’s most extensive and rigorous set of international surveys assessing the knowledge and skills of secondary school students. This volume combines an analysis of PISA with a description of the policies and practices of those education systems that are close to the top or advancing rapidly, in order to offer insights for policy from their reform trajectories.
- PISA 2009 Results: What Students Know and Can Do
- Trends Shaping Education 2010
- Highlights from Education at a Glance 2010
- PISA 2009 Results: Learning to Learn
- PISA 2009 Results: Overcoming Social Background
- Education at a Glance 2010
- PISA 2009 Results: Learning Trends
- PISA 2009 Results: What Makes a School Successful?