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‘PISA has shifted from being a measure to a target, and in so doing it has lost its value’

Paul Morris. A recent IOE Blog asks whether England should continue its involvement with the triennial PISA tests and concludes that we should, as it provides a wealth of unexplored data for analysis. The question is timely as the outcomes

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Posted in accountability and inspection, Evidence-based policy, International comparisons, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Nine key findings from PISA 2018

With important conclusions on reading and maths ability, life satisfaction and growth mindsets

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Posted in accountability and inspection, Education policy, International comparisons, Language and literacy

Five things to remember when the PISA 2018 results are released

Important points to bear in mind, from PISA expert John Jerrim

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Posted in accountability and inspection, International comparisons

School accountability: why multi-year measures would be fairer to everyone and how they could be implemented

John Jerrim. School league tables produced every year by the Department for Education currently use a single year of test score data in the headline measure. Based upon how a school’s most recent cohort of Year 11’s performed on their

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Posted in accountability and inspection, Leadership and management, Schools

Should we eat more fish or more ice-cream to boost PISA scores?

Two cautionary tales ahead of December’s publication of new PISA results

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Posted in accountability and inspection, International comparisons
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