Lessons from Pisa for the United States Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education

ISBN-10: 9264096655
ISBN-13: 9789264096653
Edition: 2011
Description: US President Obama has launched one of the world's most ambitious education reform agendas. Under the heading Race To The Top, this agenda encourages US states to adopt internationally benchmarked standards and assessments that prepare students for  More...
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Copyright Year: 2011
Publisher: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

US President Obama has launched one of the world's most ambitious education reform agendas. Under the heading Race To The Top, this agenda encourages US states to adopt internationally benchmarked standards and assessments that prepare students for success in college And The workplace: recruit, develop, reward, and retain effective teachers and principals; build data systems that measure student success; and inform teachers and principals how they can improve their practices and turn around their lowest-performing schools.But what does the "top" look like internationally? How have the countries at the top managed to achieve sustained high performance or to significantly improve their performance? the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) provides the world's most extensive and rigorous set of international surveys assessing the knowledge and skills of secondary school students. This volume combines an analysis of PISA with a description of the policies and practices of those education systems that are close To The top or advancing rapidly, In order to offer insights for policy from their reform trajectories.

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