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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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Should England continue participating in PISA?

With upwards of £2m spent for England, Wales and Northern Ireland to take part, it’s a question worth asking

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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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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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How do GCSE grades relate to PISA scores?

Exploring the link between international test scores and KS4 results

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