Four things PISA tells us about after-school learning

A version of this blogpost also appears on the Sutton Trust website. When the PISA results are released, almost everyone is fixated upon the average scores children have achieved in reading, science and mathematics, and our latest position in the “international rankings”. However, a lot of other information is captured within the study, some of [...]

By | 2017-10-23T12:55:10+00:00 September 7th, 2017|International studies|

Why does Vietnam do so well in PISA? An example of why naive interpretation of international rankings is such a bad idea

A version of this post was first published in Research Intelligence, the British Educational Research Association’s termly magazine. When the PISA 2015 results were released in December last year, Vietnam was one of the countries that stood out as doing remarkably well. (PISA is the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s triennial assessment of 15-year-olds [...]

By | 2017-10-23T12:57:58+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Exams and assessment, International studies|