• Is there anyway to get the validity results for the items of PISA?

    Hello,   I am interested in factor analysis results of the PISA questionnaire items. In the technical report it is said that CFA and IRT used for validity and item fit. I am planning to use PISA dataset for a pr...
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  • Tell us what you think about PISA

    Do the PISA outcomes reflect your experience of what is happening today within schools and classrooms?
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  • What is better? Lessons during the holidays for high school students or non-educational system for the holidays?

    This is a matter that concerns probably all students in South Korea and parts of Asia.   This is the hard facts   In South Korea, all high school students must take lessons in the holidays as long as they ...
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  • Will technology such as the iPad improve classroom learning?

    Using new technology (such as the iPad) in classrooms is trending in some schools, but does it work? Will it improve classroom learning? Or will it simply reinforce underlying socio-economic divides?   Tell us w...
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  • Do you think after-school lessons are a good investment?

    A new OECD report, based on results from the 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment survey, has a somewhat surprising answer. Quality Time for Students: Learning In and Out of School finds that 15-year-ol...
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  • Tell us what is your wish for educationtoday for 2011-12?

    What would you love to see more of going forward? More blogs, discussions, articles? Less? Let us know!
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  • Do you believe that rankings fall far short of capturing the range and depth of what universities and other higher education institutions do?

    Read the blog post by Richard Yelland:Rankings are not a disease, they are a symptom? Do you believe that rankings fall far short of capturing the range and depth of what universities and other higher education insti...
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  • Do rankings raise standards by encouraging competition or do they undermine the broader mission to provide education?

    Read the blog post by Ellen Hazelkorn: Are Rankings the Emperor’s New Clothes? Do you think that rankings raise standards by encouraging competition or do they undermine the broader mission to provide education...
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  • What do you think is the most glaring deficiency of University rankings to date?

    Ben Wildavsky in his blog post "Measuring learning in a global marketplace" says  that the absence learning measures is the most glaring deficiency of rankings to date.  What do you think?
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  • The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the Modern University - Speech by UK Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts

    Please see below a speech by David Willetts, UK Minister for Universities and Science, given on Tuesday at the British Academy in London. You can also find this speech at the following link: http://www.wired-gov.net/w...
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  • UK Government sets out plans to ensure higher education open to all

    Following the decision to raise the cap on tuition fees, the UK government has set out its plans to ensure that this increase does not discourage those from less well-off backgrounds to apply for univeristy education....
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  • How do I get rankings by US State?

    From reading the publications, the data appears to be available since comparisons are made between US states and countries in Europe, but the interactive search doesn't let me go below US States.  I'm primarily i...
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  • Have you ever taken part in a PISA test?

    What do you think about comparisons with students in other countries? Were you surprised about how some of the other students in other countries did in PISA 2009? If you took a PISA test, did you find it easy, moderat...
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  • Do the PISA outcomes reflect your experience of what is happening today within schools and classrooms?

    Since the release of the PISA 2009 results in early December, you may have had time to read the results, seen the press and compared and contrasted your country's results with results in other countries. What do you t...
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  • As a teacher, do you agree with the PISA findings that suggest that systems prioritising higher teachers’ salaries over smaller classes tend to perform better?

    In other words, do you believe that raising teacher quality is a more effective route to improved student outcomes than having smaller classes?
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  • As a parent, does any of the evidence from the PISA results make you reflect on your parental choices?

    For example, are the newly released PISA results for your country making you think about your choice of pre-school, or about moving to an urban area or even changing country? What about actively encouraging your child...
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  • Of the education systems presented in these 4 videos, which system impresses you the most?

    Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education   Watch this video series profiling policies and practices of education systems that demonstrate high or improving performance in the PISA tests.   I...
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  • Raise your hand and tell us how would you put the winning ideas into action

    This round of PISA results offers governments all around the world many good reasons to move from data to action.  The thousands of teachers, students , parents and education experts who took part in “Raise...
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  • Archived discussion threads

    The previous discussion threads have been archived here.
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