Briefing: Low Performing Students: PISA International Comparisons Report

Policy product type
CSN briefing
Published date
February 24, 2016
Andrew Crompton
Issues Covered
  • breaking cycle of disadvantage
  • Comparative international student performance
  • Effect of school system on performance
Children's services and education, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Public Service Reform and Corporate Performance, Welfare and Equalities
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Using data from the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the OECD has published a cross country study looking at the different school systems, and the relative performance of students, and the policy responses to helping to reduce or alleviate attainment gaps. This is the CSN briefing on the study looking at it from a UK perspective.

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