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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... Do the PISA outcomes reflect your experience of what is happening today within schools and classrooms? 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 ... 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... 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... What would you love to see more of going forward? More blogs, discussions, articles? Less? Let us know! 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... 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... 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? 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... In other words, do you believe that raising teacher quality is a more effective route to improved student outcomes than having smaller classes? 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... 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... 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... The previous discussion threads have been archived here. Q. How do I search for information? A. You can search for information by Search Search by Tag (select a theme in the tag cloud) Documents Tab Q. How do I start a discussion? A. You ...
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