Publications

What Does SEA-PLM 2019 Tell Us About Child Well-being and Learning in Six Southeast Asian Countries?

The Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM) 2019 is a study developed by UNICEF EAPRO and UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti which informs policymakers and practitioners about the support that children and adolescents need, to excel now and in the future. Quantitative analysis of the SEA-PLM 2019 database, along with investigation of policy implications and promising practices, are presented in this publication.

Does lack of basic skills prevent from reaching UN SDGs?

By 2030, the United Nations (UN) aim to achieve 17 goals, the so-called Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, according to Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann, these goals can hardly be accomplished within this timeframe. The economists explain that countries need to provide equitable education to achieve long-term economic growth which will enable them to reach the SDGs. Yet, this growth depends on the availability of basic skills in the population – and these basic skills are not given in many countries which is shown by international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) such as PISA or TIMSS, and their predecessors.

PISA in Focus: Does the digital world open up an increasing divide in access to print books?

PISA in Focus is a series of monthly education policy-oriented notes designed to describe a PISA topic in a concise, user-friendly way. The July issue points to the concerns about unbalanced access to new types of digital resources between socio-economically advantaged and disadvantaged students.

Who Cares about Using Education Research in Policy and Practice?: Strengthening Research Engagement

This publication provides a first set of analyses of data collected from over 30 systems through an OECD survey. It describes the mechanisms used to facilitate research use in education policy and practice, and the levels of engagement of various actors in these processes.

International Handbook of Comparative Large-Scale Studies in Education: Perspectives, Methods and Findings

The international handbook of comparative large-scale studies in education provides an overview of history, theory, aims, and methodology of international large-scale assessment (ILSA). It introduces how to analyze the ILSA data, and it describes exemplary how researchers have been using ILSA data to investigate the relationship between school climate and student outcomes. Many other aspects are covered by the handbook which concludes with an outlook to future potential of the ILSAs.

Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy

ProLiteracy is the largest member-based adult literacy and basic education nonprofit organization in the United States. The free, online journal is published three times per year to share research and best practices in adult literacy, numeracy, and English language education with practitioners, policy makers, and funders. Each issue of Adult Literacy Education includes two thought-provoking and peer-reviewed research articles written by leaders in the field. It also features other content of interest like resource reviews, opinion pieces, discussion forums, and technology solutions.

Webinar: Enhancing the Generalizability of Impact Studies in Education (SEER Webinar 1)

The Institute for Education Sciences (IES) has launched the Standards for Excellence in Education Research (SEER) to improve educational research. This series is accompanied by practical guides for researchers on how to implement these standards. One of these guides deals with how to achieve generalizability of impact studies in education. This webinar from May 16, 2022, is based on this publication.

New Series for Teachers: IEA’s Teacher Snippets

The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) has launched a publication series called “Teacher Snippets”, providing teachers and other interested parties with summarized findings from IEA international large-scale assessment (ILSA) studies and other research to give back to teachers. In this text, two of these snippets (related to sense of belonging to school and to strengthening positive reading attitudes) are introduced.