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Can academic performance help disadvantaged students to achieve upward educational mobility?

Today in OECD countries, a larger share of the population than ever before completes tertiary education. For many, especially socio-economically […]

Julie Harris December 10, 2019 December 17, 2019 disadvantaged, performance, PISA in Focus, tertiary education
Do teacher-student relations affect students’ well-being at school?

Academic achievement that comes at the expense of students’ well-being is not a full accomplishment. PISA finds that most teachers […]

Julie Harris July 22, 2020 July 22, 2020 PISA in Focus, student, teacher, well-being
Does attending a rural school make a difference in how and what you learn?

Increased government spending, better transport networks and higher social expectations have given way to larger schools with several classrooms, teachers […]

Julie Harris December 10, 2019 December 17, 2019 performance, PISA in Focus, rural schools, urban schools
Have students’ feelings of belonging at school waned over time?

In recent years, many traditional communities formed around shared physical spaces – neighbourhoods, workplaces or schools – have been profoundly […]

Julie Harris December 10, 2019 December 17, 2019 belonging, PISA in Focus, well-being
How do schools compensate for socio-economic disadvantage?

As educators know well, there are many barriers to learning that originate outside of school, such as those that arise […]

Julie Harris December 10, 2019 December 17, 2019 disadvantage, PISA in Focus, schools, socio-economic
How do science teachers teach science – and does it matter?

Much ink has been spilled debating the merits of different science-teaching practices. Proponents of enquiry-based science teaching argue that this […]

Julie Harris December 10, 2019 December 17, 2019 PISA in Focus, science, teachers, teaching
How does PISA define and measure reading literacy?

PISA 2018 focused on students’ proficiency in reading. A new framework for the reading assessment was developed in order to […]

Julie Harris December 9, 2019 December 17, 2019 definitions, literacy, PISA in Focus, reading
How is students’ motivation related to their performance and anxiety?

Motivation is clearly associated with performance: students who reach higher achieve more. However, the well-being of highly motivated students can […]

Julie Harris December 10, 2019 December 17, 2019 anxiety, motivation, performance, PISA in Focus, well-being
How much of a problem is bullying at school?

Being bullied can negatively affect academic achievement because it influences students’ capacity to focus on academic tasks. Schools where the […]

Julie Harris December 10, 2019 December 17, 2019 bullying, performance, PISA in Focus, well-being
Is too much testing bad for student performance and well-being?

Are standardised tests used frequently? What do PISA data show about the relationship between performance, anxiety and the frequency of […]

Julie Harris December 10, 2019 December 17, 2019 anxiety, performance, PISA in Focus, testing, well-being
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