Publications

PIRLS 2016 International Database released

The PIRLS 2016 International Database has been made available for individuals interested in the data collected and analyzed as part of PIRLS 2016.

Why PISA is testing students' social and emotional skills

For the first time in 2018, PISA assessed global competence: the capacity of students to see the world through different lenses and to appreciate different ways of thinking and cultures.Tomorrow’s schools will need to help students think for themselves, be empathetic and work with others.

Students impacted by inequality of their family's origins

The research, titled "Culture, migration and educational performance: a focus on gender outcomes using Australian PISA tests" compared 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test scores of non-migrant, first-generation and second-generation migrant children in Australia.The research found out that gender stereotypes and cultural norms of a child's family heritage have impacts on academic performance in Australian schools.

Article: In Kazakhstan, Regional Inequalities Undercut Overall Educational Progress

For the first time, the students from Kazakhstan earned an international top-10 by performance in math and science, according to the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Kazakh eighth-graders demonstrated ability and knowledge comparable to their peers from countries like Russia, Canada, and Ireland, ranking higher than England, the United States, and Australia

Article: Rich guys are most likely to have no idea what they’re talking about, study suggests

From nine predominantly English speaking countries in the world, this article tries to explain the research attempt to measure how often people oversell themselves in society. According to the findings, men are much more likely than women to master the art of hyperbole, as are the wealthy relative to the poor or middle class.