International Comparisons

International studies including comparative studies of educational outcomes.

BBC News Education - The maths ability of teenage girls in the UK is on average about three years behind their counterparts in high-performing Shanghai, according to figures from the OECD. TES - Pisa: 'Teachers must do more to make girls...

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BBC News Education - People in Western countries sceptical about the success of Chinese pupils in the international Pisa tests have been attacked as bad losers, by the OECD's education expert, Andreas Schleicher....

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The Scottish Government - The report provides the headline results of Scotland's performance in the PISA 2012 survey of maths, reading and science attainment by 15 year-olds from 64 countries. It the key data from the OECD international reports and...

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The Telegraph - Children attending village schools in Britain are outperforming their inner-city peers despite a clear “urban advantage” elsewhere in the western world, according to international research....

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British Journal for Educational Psychology - Assessment can be a powerful force in promoting student learning. Still, few measures exist to gauge Assessment for Learning (AFL) in the classroom. Literature on AFL suggests that it encompasses both a monitor to...

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Top maths pupils 'fail to keep up with world's best'...

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The Independent - Cities across Britain are “blighted” by hotspots of educational under-achievement, with huge differences in the number of residents with qualifications, according to a new report. University and College Union - Qualifications survey shows huge disparity in educational achievement. ...

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BBC News Education - International league tables do not give the whole picture of England's schools, a professor of education says. The Telegraph - International education league tables 'are misleading'. TES article - 'See-sawing' rankings are shaky ground to build on. The Sutton...

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The Telegraph - Poor parenting, family breakdown and overexposure to TV has a serious impact on children’s exam results, according to major Government research. DfE Publications - Family stressors and children's outcomes....

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OECD Programme for International student assessment (PISA) Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progress in International Reading and Literacy Study (PIRLS) NFER Centre for International Education International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement  ...

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