OECD Education Working Papers

1-1 in Education
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1993-9019 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/19939019
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This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected studies drawing on the work of the OECD Directorate for Education. Authorship is usually collective, but principal writers are named. The papers are generally available only in their original language (English or French) with a short summary available in the other.
 
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  N° 44   04 Mar 2010 Click to Access: 
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1-1 in Education
Oscar Valiente
Over the last decade, more and more public and private stakeholders, in developed and developing countries, have been supporting 1:1 initiatives in education (i.e. every child receives her/his own personal computing device). These 1:1 initiatives represent a qualitative move forward from...
  N° 41   18 Dec 2009 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5ks5f2x078kl.pdf
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21st Century Skills and Competences for New Millennium Learners in OECD Countries
Katerina Ananiadou, Magdalean Claro
This paper discusses issues related to the teaching and assessment of 21st century skills and competencies in OECD countries drawing on the findings of a questionnaire study and other relevant background material such as white papers or curriculum documents. Although all OECD countries were...
  N° 20   18 Oct 2008 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5ksb81gjqv8w.pdf
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  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/education/a-framework-for-monitoring-transition-systems_221381866820
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A Framework for Monitoring Transition Systems
Rolf K.W. van der Velden, Maarten H.J. Wolbers
With its publication of the Thematic Review on the Transition from Initial Education to Working Life in 2000, OECD has laid the foundation for the development of indicators regarding the transition from education to work. One of the core activities of OECD’s Network B in 2005 and 2006 was to...
  N° 68   08 Feb 2012 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5k9flcwwv9tk.pdf
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A Literature Review of School Practices to Overcome School Failure
Brenton Faubert
This working paper was prepared as part of the OECD thematic review Overcoming School Failure: Policies that Work, www.oecd.org/edu/equity. The project provides evidence on the policies that are effective to reduce school failure by improving low attainment and reducing dropout, and proactively...
  N° 60   21 Feb 2011 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5kghtchn8mbn.pdf
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A Tuning-AHELO Conceptual Framework of Expected Desired/Learning Outcomes in Engineering
OECD
The OECD Secretariat, at the invitation of the AHELO Group of National Experts, contracted the Tuning Association to undertake initial development work on learning outcomes to be used for valid and reliable assessments of students from diverse institutions and countries. The two disciplines...
  N° 62   06 Feb 2012 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5k9fltdmwvbw.pdf
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Access to Education Over the Working Life in Sweden
Anders Stenberg
To facilitate individuals to adjust their skills to changes in market demands, Sweden has a relatively generous policy to stimulate formal adult education at the compulsory, upper secondary and tertiary levels. This paper provides an overview of what research has reported to assess if and/or...
  N° 72   27 Mar 2012 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5k9csvw87ckh.pdf
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Ageing and Skills
Richard Desjardins, Arne Jonas Warnke
The relationship between ageing and skills is becoming an important policy issue, not least in the context of population ageing. Data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) will potentially add considerably to the understanding of the relationship...
  N° 64   02 Dec 2011 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5kg3vg5lx8r8.pdf
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  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/education/alignment-in-complex-education-systems_5kg3vg5lx8r8-en
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Alignment in Complex Education Systems
Janet W. Looney
The majority of OECD countries now implement one form or another of standards-based assessment and evaluation. The core logic of standards-based systems rests upon the alignment of three key elements: standards defining the knowledge and skills – or competences – students are expected to have...
  N° 63   17 Oct 2011 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5kg3nh9h52g5.pdf
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An Analysis of Skill Mismatch Using Direct Measures of Skills
Richard Desjardins, Kjell Rubenson
The focus of this study is on the potential causes of skill mismatch, the extent of skill mismatch, the sociodemographic make-up of skill mismatch, and the consequences of skill mismatch in terms of earnings as well as employer sponsored adult education/training. A distinction is made between...
  N° 46   31 Mar 2010 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5km4psmntkq5.pdf
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Analysis of PISA 2006 Preferred Items Ranking Using the Percent-Correct Method
Ray Adams, Alla Berezner, Maciej Jakubowski
This paper uses an approximate average percent-correct methodology to compare the ranks that would be obtained for PISA 2006 countries if the rankings had been derived from items judged by each country to be of highest priority for inclusion. The results reported show a remarkable consistency...
  N° 87   10 May 2013 Click to Access: 
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Analysis of the Predictive Power of PISA Test Items
Maciej Jakubowski
The predictive power of the PISA test items for future student success is examined based on data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) for the PISA 2003 cohort. This working paper analyses how students’ responses to mathematics and problem-solving items in PISA 2003 are...
  N° 24   16 July 2009 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5ksf3jp8w90s.pdf
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Assessment and Innovation in Education
Janet W. Looney
Do some forms of student (and school) assessment hinder the introduction of innovative educational practices and the development of innovation skills in education systems? This report focuses on the impact of high-stake summative assessment on innovation and argues that it is possible to...
  N° 83   04 Sep 2012 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5k92zp1cshvb.pdf
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Assessment for Qualification and Certification in Upper Secondary Education
Stefanie Dufaux
Within the policy field of student assessment, the assessment of students for qualification and certification in upper secondary education has special importance since key decisions for the progression of students may be taken on the basis of assessment results. Students in most OECD countries...
  N° 15   29 Feb 2008 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5kzppmmgzpms.pdf
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Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education
Deborah Nusche
Higher education institutions (HEIs) have experienced increasing pressures to provide accountability data and consumer information on the quality of teaching and learning. But existing ratings and rankings of HEIs tend to neglect information on student learning outcomes. Instead, they focus on...
  N° 97   13 Dec 2013 Click to Access: 
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Balancing Trust and Accountability? The Assessment for Learning Programme in Norway
Therese Hopfenbeck, Astrid Tolo, Teresa Florez, Yasmine El Masri
This report explores the development of implementation strategies used to enhance the programme "Assessment for Learning – 2010-2014" in Norwegian schools. Norway’s educational governance is highly decentralised, with 428 municipalities and 19 counties responsible for implementing...
  N° 82   17 Aug 2012 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5k95qw8xzl8s.pdf
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Bringing About Curriculum Innovations
Kiira Kärkkäinen
Different implicit approaches to promoting innovation in education can be explored through the decision making of curriculum – reflecting what is taught to students and how the students are taught. Are innovations in curriculum expected to derive from centrally driven processes? Or has much...
  N° 84   03 Oct 2012 Click to Access: 
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Business-Driven Innovation: Is it Making a Difference in Education?
Dominique Foray, Julio Raffo
This paper analyses business-driven innovation in education by looking at education-related patents. It first draws a picture of the challenges for innovation in the formal education sector, which suffers from a poor knowledge ecology: science is hardly linked to core teaching and...
  N° 32   22 Apr 2010 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5km4psnm13nx.pdf
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Comparing the Similarities and Differences of PISA 2003 and TIMSS
Margaret Wu
This paper makes an in-depth comparison of the PISA (OECD) and TIMSS (IEA) mathematics assessments conducted in 2003. First, a comparison of survey methodologies is presented, followed by an examination of the mathematics frameworks in the two studies. The methodologies and the frameworks...
  N° 102   27 May 2014 Click to Access: 
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Comparison of PIAAC and PISA Frameworks for Numeracy and Mathematical Literacy
Iddo Gal, Dave Tout
This paper describes key aspects of the frameworks for the assessment of adult numeracy and mathematical literacy in PIAAC and PISA, which are OECD two flagship programs for international comparative assessment of competencies. The paper examines commonalities and differences in how the...
  N° 98   13 Dec 2013 Click to Access: 
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Coping with Very Weak Primary Schools: Towards Smart Interventions in Dutch Education Policy
Mark van Twist, Martijn van der Steen, Marieke Kleiboer, Jorren Scherpenisse, Henno Theisens
This case study looks at the effectiveness of policy instruments aimed at reducing the number of underperforming primary schools in a system with a long tradition of school autonomy. It reviews relevant Dutch policy developments in education since 1998 and provides an in-depth analysis of five...
  N° 25   04 Aug 2009 Click to Access: 
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Do Quasi-markets Foster Innovation in Education?
Christopher Lubienski
This report seeks to address critical issues such as these by synthesising the evidence on innovations in more market-driven education systems. The analysis draws on data from over 20 OECD and non-OECD countries, including both developed nations that seek to move beyond established systems of...
  N° 31   10 Feb 2010 Click to Access: 
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Does Reading Proficiency at Age 15 Affect Pathways through Learning and Work
Tomasz Gluszynski, Justin Bayard
Over the last decade, Canada has experienced a substantial increase in the number of individuals participating in post-secondary education (PSE). This trend emphasizes the importance of understanding the pathways leading to PSE enrolment and the competencies that are associated with them. This...
  N° 12   23 Nov 2007 Click to Access: 
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Education and Civic Engagement
Jon Lauglo, Tormod Øia
What difference does education make for young adults' engagement in politics and social issues? This study is part of the OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) project on "Measuring the Social Outcomes of Learning" (SOL). It discusses relevant international research,...
  N° 39   10 Dec 2009 Click to Access: 
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Education and Obesity in Four OECD Countries
Franco Sassi, Marion Devaux, Jody Church, Michele Cecchini, Francesca Borgonovi
An epidemic of obesity has been developing in virtually all OECD countries over the last 30 years. Existing evidence provides strong suggestions that such epidemic has affected certain social groups more than others. In particular, education appears to be associated with a lower likelihood of...
  N° 50   01 July 2010 Click to Access: 
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Education, Alcohol Use and Abuse Among Young Adults in Britain
Maria del Carmen Huerta, Francesca Borgonovi
In this article we explore the relationship between education and alcohol consumption. We examine whether the probability of abusing alcohol differs across educational groups. We use data from the British Cohort Study, a longitudinal study of one week’s birth in Britain in 1970. Measures of...
  N° 10   14 Sep 2007 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5l4grc1wtwxt.pdf
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Effects of Tertiary Expansion
Bo Hansson
This paper examines crowding-out effects and the labour market match for the tertiary educated in 26 OECD countries, using attainment data and data on labour market outcomes from Education at a Glance 2006. A first-difference approach is applied on a three-period, pooled country-panel to...
  N° 18   19 Jan 2009 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5ksq3qvkd67g.pdf
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Employers' Perspectives on the Roles of Human Capital Development and Management in Creating Value
Bo Hansson
Human capital – the productive capacity that is embedded in people – is one of the most important contributors to the growth in nations’ output and standard of living. Globalisation and technological change have increased the importance of human capital in recent years, to the point that there...
  N° 103   17 June 2014 Click to Access: 
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Evaluating Measurement Invariance of TALIS 2013 Complex Scales
Deana Desa
This paper evaluates measurement invariance of complex scales from a social survey using both a continuous approach and a categorical approach to help inform future decisions in choosing the most appropriate methods to perform the validation of complex scales. In particular, continuous...
  N° 67   08 Feb 2012 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5k9flcx2l340.pdf
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Exploring the Complex Interaction Between Governance and Knowledge in Education
Mihály Fazekas, Tracey Burns
Governments in all OECD countries are facing the challenge of governing increasingly complex education systems. There is a growing need for governance structures that can handle this complexity and which can provide actors with the knowledge they need to make decisions. This working paper asks...
  N° 21   26 Sep 2008 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5kzc3dxdv65c.pdf
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Final Report of the Development of an International Adult Learning Module (OECD AL Module)
Helmut Kuwan, Ann-Charlotte Larsson
Policy interest in international surveys on Adult Learning (AL) has increased strongly. AL survey data are used as benchmarks for a country‘s educational system. However, results of key indicators like participation in learning activities often vary remarkably between different data sources....
  N° 6   20 Mar 2007 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5l4rvsv3czmr.pdf
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  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/education/funding-systems-and-their-effects-on-higher-education-systems_220244801417
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Funding Systems and their Effects on Higher Education Systems
Franz Strehl, Sabine Reisinger, Michael Kalatschan
This international study focuses on the funding systems in the area of higher education in the following countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Norway, Portugal and Slovak Republic. Each individual country study was designed and conducted within an overall...
  N° 57   17 Feb 2011 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5kghw6891gms.pdf
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Gendered Career Expectations of Students
Joanna Sikora, Artur Pokropek
This paper provides a comprehensive overview of adolescent career plans reported in PISA 2006. Its main focus is on the differences in the status and area of employment expected by girls and boys in high school. In almost all countries, girls lead boys in their interest in non-manual, high...
  N° 8   06 July 2007 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5l4l3h92jh5g.pdf
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  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/education/globalisation-and-higher-education_173831738240
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Globalisation and Higher Education
Simon Marginson, Marijk van der Wende
Economic and cultural globalisation has ushered in a new era in higher education. Higher education was always more internationally open than most sectors because of its immersion in knowledge, which never showed much respect for juridical boundaries. In global knowledge economies, higher...
  N° 70   02 Mar 2012 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5k9fd0kz0j6b.pdf
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Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross-Border Higher Education
Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin, Sebastian Pfotenhauer
The Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross-border Higher Education were developed and adopted to support and encourage international cooperation and enhance the understanding of the importance of quality provision in cross-border higher education. The purposes of the Guidelines are to...
  N° 105   17 Oct 2014 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5jxvd5rk3tnx.pdf
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How Closely is the Distribution of Skills Related to Countries' Overall Level of Social Inequality and Economic Prosperity?
Dirk Van Damme
A country’s level of human capital – the knowledge and skills in the population – has a strong bearing on its economic potential for growth and prosperity. On the other hand, its level of social inequality might prevent prosperity to be shared in equitable ways across the population. This...
  N° 30   10 Feb 2010 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5kmldw10hl6l.pdf
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How Does Academic Ability Affect Educational and Labour Market Pathways in Canada
Jorgen Hansen
Using data from the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS), this paper provides an up-to-date description of educational and labour market pathways (or transitions) among Canadian youth. It also estimates the effect of academic abilities, measured by PISA math and reading scores, on such...
  N° 45   05 Mar 2010 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5kmhds6czqzq.pdf
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How Technology Changes Demands for Human Skills
Frank Levy
This paper places the competencies to be measured by the OECD’s Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) in the context of the technological developments which are reshaping the nature of the workplace and work in the 21st century. The largest technological...
  N° 81   26 June 2012 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5k97785xwdvf.pdf
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Hybrid Learning Environments
Ilya Zitter, Aimée Hoeve
This paper deals with the problematic nature of the transition between education and the workplace. A smooth transition between education and the workplace requires learners to develop an integrated knowledge base, but this is problematic as most educational programmes offer knowledge and...
  N° 61   20 Sep 2011 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5kg57kjj5hs8.pdf
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  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/education/ict-and-initial-teacher-education_5kg57kjj5hs8-en
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ICT and Initial Teacher Education
Caroline Rizza
This working paper aims to give an overview of the national policies that exist in the field of ICT and initial teacher education. Information on this topic was initially gathered via a survey, in the form of a country questionnaire, which was conducted as part of the analytical strand of the...
  N° 38   20 Nov 2009 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5ks6wdpbjhf1.pdf
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ICT in Initial Teacher Training: Research Review
Ann-Britt Enochsson, Caroline Rizza
This research review reports on articles presenting empirical research in the area of how teacher-training institutions work on preparing future teachers for the integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) in their future classrooms. It was conducted mainly in English and...
  N° 75   02 May 2012 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5k993zsz6g7h.pdf
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Immigrant Children's Age at Arrival and Assessment Results
Anthony Heath, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen
While a number of single-country studies have been done to explore whether or not there is a "critical age" at which the arrival in a new country becomes a steep disadvantage to the immigrant student, this study aims to determine whether the steepness of the age-at-arrival/test score profile...
  N° 77   11 May 2012 Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5k9909jhz4wl.pdf
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Immigrant Status and Secondary School Performance as Determinants of Post-Secondary Participation
Garnett Picot
This working paper seeks to explore the reasons why educational attainment in the immigrant population varies between North America and Europe. Specifically, the examples of Canada and Switzerland are used as Canada has an immigrant population with a typically higher rate of post-secondary...
  N° 29   10 Feb 2010 Click to Access: 
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Impact of Proficiency on Early Entrants to the Labour Market
Torben Drewes
The primary purpose of the report is to explore the impact of PISA reading scores on the early labour market outcomes of young Canadians of the Youth in Transition Survey. This inquiry is complicated by two facts. First, family and school characteristics that are positively correlated with PISA...
  N° 48   01 July 2010 Click to Access: 
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Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Training Policies in a Comparative Perspective
Pauline Musset
To design policies that allow to educate and train teachers, capable of helping students to acquire the competencies needed to evolve in today‘s societies and labour markets is an amazing challenge. In today‘s context, with the undergoing economic and social changes, high-quality schooling is...
  N° 79   14 June 2012 Click to Access: 
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Innovative Research-Based Approaches to Learning and Teaching
Gesa Sonja Elsa van den Broek
Building on an earlier 2008 summary prepared for OECD by Marlene Scardamalia and Carl Bereiter, this paper by Gesa S. E. van den Broek provides a more extensive discussion of approaches described as "research based innovation." Fostering Communities of Learning is a constructivist approach in...
  N° 58   08 Apr 2011 Click to Access: 
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Integrating Formative and Summative Assessment
Janet W. Looney
A long-held ambition for many educators and assessment experts has been to integrate summative and formative assessments so that data from external assessments used for system monitoring may also be used to shape teaching and learning in classrooms. In turn, classroom-based assessments may...
  N° 26   02 Sep 2009 Click to Access: 
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International Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Surveys in the OECD Region
William Thorn
Both within and beyond the OECD region, governments and other stakeholders are increasingly interested in the assessments of the skills of their adult populations in order to monitor how well prepared they are for the challenges of the knowledge based society. The current paper provides an...
  N° 47   01 Apr 2010 Click to Access: 
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International Approaches to Teacher Selection and Recruitment
Andrew J Hobson, Patricia Ashby, Joanna McIntyre, Angi Malderez
This report presents the findings of our review of the evidence base on comparative practices of teacher selection and recruitment, specifically on the different mechanisms countries use to assess teacher readiness to take up teaching posts, with particular emphasis on testing or examinations.1...
  N° 19   15 July 2008 Click to Access: 
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Job-Related Training and Benefits for Individuals
Bo Hansson
This paper reviews the literature on job-related training and the effects of these investments for different groups of individuals. The paper also elaborates on the theories, empirical explanations, and policy implications that can be drawn from these findings. Employer-provided training is by...
  N° 99   18 Dec 2013 Click to Access: 
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Learning Standards, Teaching Standards and Standards for School Principals
Centre of Study for Policies and Practices in Education (CEPPE), Chile
This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected studies drawing on the work of the OECD Directorate for Education. Authorship is usually collective, but principal writers are named. The papers are generally available only in their original language (English or French)...
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