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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

Is England’s PISA 2018 data reliable?

Lots of schools declined to take part. Has that affected the results?

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Posted in Evidence-based policy, International comparisons, Research matters

Is PISA ‘fundamentally flawed’ because of the scaling methodology used?

Concerns about part of the methodology used in calculating PISA results may have been overblown

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Inequalities in education and society: the home, the school and the power of reading

This blog is based on Professor Alice Sullivan’s inaugural professorial lecture, presented at the UCL Institute of Education on 18 June 2019 Much of my work concerns the way that advantage and disadvantage are passed down from one generation to

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Evidence-based policy, Language and literacy

Rules of engagement: 5 takeaways for research impact from the award-winning ASPIRES project

  Tatiana Souteiro Dias and Emily Macleod.  Collaboration with individuals and organisations beyond academia for the benefit of society is an increasingly important part of research teams’ activities. But how can academics achieve this when there are so many competing

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