By NFER Chief Executive Carole Willis
This is a double first for me… My first blog post, and my first post as a Chief Executive.
By guest blogger Rebecca Wheater, Research Manager
Around this time, every three years, there is one education story which dominates the hearts, minds and headlines of the sector like no other – PISA, the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment, the results of which were released on Tuesday (3 December). Continue reading →
Reading the recent maelstrom surrounding the PISA rankings, the prophetic words of an NFER colleague echoed in my head:
Probably the greatest risk in the use of large-scale international datasets is the ease with which it is possible to draw overly simplistic – or erroneous – conclusions. Continue reading →
By guest blogger Rose Cook, Researcher
A familiar narrative to followers of educational debates is the Finnish success story. The country has been lauded in particular for its outstanding results in PISA, the OECD’s Programme of International Student Assessment, piquing the interest and envy of its competitor countries. Continue reading →