1996-3777 (online)
1990-8539 (print)
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A series of reports on the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment’s (PISA) periodic testing program on student performance. The reports generally compare student (15 year olds) academic performance across countries, or discuss the methodology used to gather the data.

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What Makes School Systems Perform?

What Makes School Systems Perform?

Seeing School Systems through the Prism of PISA You or your institution have access to this content

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14 Dec 2004
9789264017726 (PDF) ;9789264017719(print)

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The report links the results from the OECD PISA 2000 survey to qualitative evidence on important public policy measures in six countries that performed well in PISA. These measures included strategies for educational reform and innovation; issues of governance and resource allocation; national approaches to standard-setting, assessment and system monitoring; the organisation of support systems; the professional development of teachers; and approaches to addressing socio-economic differences in students’ backgrounds. Countries covered: Canada, England, Finland, France, the Netherlands and Sweden.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Strategies for Innovation and Reform in the School System
Chapter 3. Devolution of Responsibilities to Schools
Chapter 4. System Monitoring
Chapter 6. Understanding and Application of Standards
Chapter 7. Organisation of Support Systems
Chapter 8. Integration of Non-Native Students and Students with Foreign-Born Parents
Chapter 9. How Countries Cope with Differences between Target Student Performance and its Achievement
Chapter 10. Professional Development of Teachers
Chapter 11. Conclusions
Annex A. Analytical Framework used for the Country Reports in the Multilateral Study Coordinated by the German Institute for International Educational Research

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