The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.
The latest set of results from the 2012 data collection focusing on mathematics is now available. Around 510.000 students in 65 economies took part in this test, representing about 28 million 15-year-olds globally. The PISA 2012 survey focused on mathematics, with reading, science and problem-solving minor areas of assessment. For the first time, PISA 2012 also included an assessment of the financial literacy of young people.
The message of this edition is clear: education is the best protection against an economic crisis. It is a person's education that determines whether he or she will be extremely or only moderately exposed to the economic and social risks in times of crisis.
This book provides an overview of key economic, social, demographic and technological trends and raises pertinent questions about their potential impact on education. It makes use of a variety of robust international data resources (including OECD, World Bank and United Nations).The first edition was published in 2008, the second in 2010.
The OECD Education Policy Outlook is meant for policy makers, practitioners and analysts, and reviews different education policies and practices that have been initiated across OECD member countries. It focuses on key policy areas such as raising student outcomes, supporting school improvement, and organising education systems so as to deliver education policy more effectively.
This annual report provides data from 34 countries including 21 EU Member States on performance in education. It provides information on the state of play in education, including the financial and human resources invested, student-teacher ratios, teaching hours, graduate numbers and results, access, participation and progression in education as well as data on the learning environment and organisation of schools. New indicators focus on the effect of the global economic crisis on education expenditure and the impact of education on macroenonomic outcomes such as GDP.