benchmarking Tag

Cross-posted from Education Week Those of you who make it your business to follow the PISA survey reports know that, in 2010, the first year that PISA reported results for Shanghai, China, this megalopolis of 23 million souls came out on the top of the world's...

Cross-posted from Education Week Last October, Tom Loveless wrote a post on the Brown Center Chalkboard titled "PISA's China Problem".  In that piece, he charged that the authorities in Paris were ignoring the systematic exclusion of migrant students from the reported scores on the PISA assessment...

Cross-posted from Education Week I had an interesting conversation with Motoko Rich, the New York Times education reporter, the other day. We were talking about the reactions of Americans not just to the fact that the United States' place on the OECD-PISA league tables is falling,...

Cross-posted from Education Week So the top-performing countries move a little further ahead of us and the gap widens.  In most OECD countries this news would be a call to arms.  Their education leaders would be combing the PISA data on the top-performers to see what...

Cross-posted from Education Week Jobs for the Future Vice President and Senior Advisor Nancy Hoffman's recent book, Schooling in the Workplace, describes six national vocational education systems.  But it does not include Finland, though the quality of Finland's compulsory schools is now legendary.  Hoffman was curious—did...