PISA Tag

By Emily Kingsland Earlier this month, the Center for International Education Benchmarking introduced a new feature on its web site.  The Study Guide is intended to provide readers with a weekly summary of headlines from the top-performing education systems in the world.  This month’s International Reads...

[caption id="attachment_9630" align="alignright" width="378"] Source: The World Economic Forum. (2012). The Global Competitiveness Report: 2012-2013.[/caption] Recently, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released their 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Report.  In this report, the WEF ranks 144 countries based on a global competitiveness index; their definition of competitiveness encompasses...

[caption id="attachment_9255" align="alignright" width="234" caption="Source: OECD. (February 2011). PISA in Focus 1: Does participation in pre-primary education translate into better learning outcomes at school?)"][/caption] The new report, Starting well, by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and the Lien Foundation profiled in our Global Perspectives section this...

[caption id="attachment_8484" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Review of Funding for Schooling"][/caption] Following the release in late 2010 of the PISA 2009 results, the Australian government, unhappy with how the nation stacked up against other high performing countries in Asia and Europe, commissioned a report to determine what changes,...