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Sellar, Sam; Lingard, Bob – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
This paper examines the impact of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in two national policy contexts: Canada and Australia. Drawing on theories of globalisation and affect, the paper explores 'catalyst data' and its effects in these contexts to show how affective…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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Addey, Camilla; Sellar, Sam; Steiner-Khamsi, Gita; Lingard, Bob; Verger, Antoni – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This Forum discusses the significant growth of international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) since the mid-1990s. Addey and Sellar's contribution ("A Framework for Analysing the Multiple Rationales for Participating in International Large-Scale Assessments") outlines a framework of rationales for participating in ILSAs and examines the…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Group Testing, Participation, Relevance (Education)
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Baroutsis, Aspa; Lingard, Bob – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
This paper empirically documents media portrayals of Australia's performance on the Program for the International Student Assessment (PISA), 2000-2014. We analyse newspaper articles from two national and eight metropolitan newspapers. This analysis demonstrates increased media coverage of PISA over the period in question. Our research data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Lingard, Bob; Lewis, Steven – Critical Studies in Education, 2017
This paper accepts that the OECD's PISA has become influential in policy terms globally, but analyses the ways that the main PISA and PISA for Schools tests are positioned differently in Australia and the USA because of contrasting educational federalisms in the two nations. Our argument is that while PISA is undoubtedly influential, its effects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Anagnostopoulos, Dorothea; Lingard, Bob; Sellar, Sam – Theory Into Practice, 2016
Current debates about test-based accountability policies revolve around questions of how to ensure that all students have access to high-quality schools and teachers. Whether and how one can meet this goal depend, in part, on the nature of the arguments that policy proponents and opponents mobilize in these debates. This article examines these…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Educational Policy, Conflict, Educational Quality
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Lewis, Steven; Sellar, Sam; Lingard, Bob – Comparative Education Review, 2016
This article examines the OECD's new PISA-based Test for Schools ("PISA for Schools") program. PISA for Schools is part of the expanding education work of the OECD, building upon main PISA to enable school-to-schooling system comparisons. We examine the development of PISA for Schools, the nature of the instrument, and some initial…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Governance, Philanthropic Foundations
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Sellar, Sam; Lingard, Bob – British Educational Research Journal, 2014
This paper examines the expansion of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and associated growth in the influence of the OECD's education work. PISA has become one of the OECD's most successful "products" and has both strengthened the role of the Directorate for Education within the organization and enhanced…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Administration, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Lingard, Bob; Sellar, Sam – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
This paper focuses on the rescaling and re-spatialization of policy and governance in education, including the constitution of a global education policy field. It deals with the changing education policy work of the OECD, particularly the influential Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). We argue that PISA has become the most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students