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Voter turnout: how the education system widens the social class gap

Jan Germen Janmaat and Bryony Hoskins. The low turnout of young people in elections is a persistent problem in many Western democracies. In the UK, turnout among  18 to 24-year-olds in the last two general elections was almost half of that of

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Posted in Education policy, Further higher and lifelong education, International comparisons, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment, young people

‘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

How do GCSE grades relate to PISA scores?

Exploring the link between international test scores and KS4 results

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Posted in accountability and inspection, International comparisons, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Are all types of reading equal, or are some more equal than others?

Choice of reading matter does make a difference, data from PISA suggests

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Posted in Language and literacy, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment
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