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OECD Publishing, 2018
Schools are not just four walls inside of which students learn how to read, write and think. Schools provide a venue where young people meet each other, and where they develop relationships and friendships that may last for decades. At school, students socialise and hone the interpersonal skills that are required to function effectively in the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, International Cooperation, Interpersonal Competence, Problem Solving
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Gonzales, Patrick; Sen, Anindita – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
On May 24, the National Center for Education Statistics released Financial Literacy of 15-year-olds: Results from PISA 2015. The PISA assessment of financial literacy measured students' knowledge and understanding of fundamental elements of the financial world, including financial concepts, products, and risks, and their ability to apply what they…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Money Management, Knowledge Level, Literacy
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Kena, Grace; Hussar, William; McFarland, Joel; de Brey, Cristobal; Musu-Gillette, Lauren; Wang, Xiaolei; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Diliberti, Melissa; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Dunlop Velez, Erin – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
Congress has required that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report to policymakers about the progress of education in the United States. "The Condition of Education 2016" presents 43 key indicators on important topics and trends in U.S. education. These indicators focus on population characteristics,…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment
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Kastberg, David; Chan, Jessica Ying; Murray, Gordon – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a system of international assessments that allows countries to compare outcomes of learning as students near the end of compulsory schooling. PISA measures the performance of 15-year-old students in science, reading, and mathematics literacy every 3 years. PISA uses the term…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Jerrim, John; Wyness, Gill – London Review of Education, 2016
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an important international study of 15-year-olds' academic achievement. Although PISA has traditionally been used to draw comparisons across countries, there is growing interest in the production of regional (i.e. city,state, or provincial level) results. In this paper we present the…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
Karoly, Lynn A. – RAND Corporation, 2015
This study documents the magnitude of the gaps in student performance for public school students in Pennsylvania and estimates the economic consequences of those education performance gaps. Although Pennsylvania is one of the top-scoring states on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on average, the achievement gaps between…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Public Schools, Economic Factors, Racial Differences
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Murat, Marina; Frederic, Patrizio – Education Economics, 2015
Programme for International Student Assessment data from 29 countries was used to measure immigrant school gaps (differences in scores between immigrants and natives) in relation to various potentially correlated factors. Results show that negative gaps are concentrated in the European Union; in the South, they are mainly correlated with school…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Acculturation
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Kena, Grace; Musu-Gillette, Lauren; Robinson, Jennifer; Wang, Xiaolei; Rathbun, Amy; Zhang, Jijun; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Barmer, Amy; Velez, Erin Dunlop Velez – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The U.S. Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual┬áreport to help inform policymakers about the progress of education in the United States. Using data from across the center and from other sources of education data, "The Condition of Education 2015" presents 42 key indicators on…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Trend Analysis, Educational Attainment, Student Characteristics
Loveless, Tom – Brookings Institution, 2015
This 2015 Brown Center Report (BCR) represents the fourteenth edition of the series since the first issue was published in 2000. It includes three studies. Like all previous BCRs, the studies explore independent topics but share two characteristics: they are empirical and based on the best evidence available. The studies in this edition are on the…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences, Reading Achievement
Hanushek, Eric A.; Piopiunik, Marc; Wiederhold, Simon – Program on Education Policy and Governance, 2014
Differences in teacher quality are commonly cited as a key determinant of the huge international student performance gaps. However, convincing evidence on this relationship is still lacking, in part because it is unclear how to measure teacher quality consistently across countries. We use unique international assessment data to investigate the…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Thinking Skills, Academic Achievement, Teacher Influence
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Hanushek, Eric A.; Peterson, Paul E.; Woessmann, Ludger – Education Next, 2014
This article describes the grim sentiments from the U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, when reviewing the poor results from the U.S. performance on the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). He noted a straightforward and stark picture of educational stagnation--that fifteen-year-olds in the U.S. today are average in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Science Achievement, Reading Achievement
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Kena, Grace; Aud, Susan; Johnson, Frank; Wang, Xiaolei; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Kristapovich, Paul – National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
To help inform policymakers and the public about the progress of education in the United States, Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report, "The Condition of Education." This year's report presents 42 indicators on important topics and trends in U.S. education. These…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Trend Analysis, Educational Attainment, Student Characteristics
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Gonzales, Patrick; Kelly, Dana – National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
This Data Point uses data from the 2012 administration of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) financial literacy assessment. PISA is an international assessment that measures 15-year-old students' reading, mathematics, and science literacy and, in 2012, general problem solving and financial literacy. PISA is coordinated by the…
Descriptors: Money Management, Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Knowledge Level
Jerrim, John – Sutton Trust, 2013
This report supplements Jerrim (2012) where John Jerrim investigated the link between family background and children's reading tests across a series of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. Previous studies for the Sutton Trust (Smithers 2012) have suggested that policy and provision for the highly able in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, Reading Achievement, Achievement Gap
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
"PISA 2012 Data Tables, Figures, and Exhibits" is a companion publication to the report entitled: "Performance of U.S. 15-Year-Old Students in Mathematics, Science, and Reading Literacy in an International Context. First Look at PISA 2012. NCES 2014-024". PISA 2012 assessed students' mathematics, reading, and science literacy.…
Descriptors: International Programs, Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Mathematics Achievement
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