Category Archives: Testing

Monitoring progress in education among individuals with disabilities

By Daniel Mont, an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre at University College London.  During his ten years at the World Bank he co-chaired the analytical working group of the UN Washington Group … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Equality, Equity, Health, Learning, Marginalization, Testing | 8 Comments

Problem solving skills with global relevance

By Jenny Bradshaw and Francesco Avvisati, OECD The international community is intensively working on a set of goals and targets to be reached by 2030. Among them, the Education for All Steering Committee on Education Post-2015 has identified “knowledge and skills … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Economic growth, Employment, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education, Skills, Testing, Training, Uncategorized, Youth | 4 Comments

Student-focused learning helps the Netherlands achieve

Cees, a teacher in Amsterdam, is the sixth participant in our 10-week #TeacherTuesday campaign. He describes some of the teaching and assessment methods that help children in the Netherlands achieve some of the world’s highest scores in international surveys.  How … Continue reading

Posted in Learning, Quality of education, Secondary school, Teachers, Testing, Training | 4 Comments

New partnerships are needed to improve learning worldwide

What do children and young people need to learn? And how can we measure what they have learned? For the last 18 months, the Learning Metrics Task Force has put these questions to experts and agencies worldwide. Tomorrow it presents … Continue reading

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What are we learning? PISA will cast a wider net post-2015

As part of its contribution to the post-2015 education framework, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) proposes to enhance its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) to make it more relevant to developing countries. These ideas, outlined in … Continue reading

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What should every child learn? And how can we check on progress?

By Seamus Hegarty, chair of the Standards Working Group of the Learning Metrics Task Force and visiting professor at the University of Warwick Many children around the world attend school but do not learn. According to estimates in the 2012 EFA … Continue reading

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Obama aims to fix “No Child Left Behind”

This week President Barack Obama will send to Congress his long-awaited proposals for overhauling the No Child Left Behind law, which was introduced under the Bush administration. While there are elements of continuity with the current law, the new framework … Continue reading

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