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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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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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How do headteachers in England use test data, and does this differ from other countries?

Schools in England seem to make extensive use of education data – much more so than in other countries

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