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September 10, 2019

U.S. Students and Teachers Top Global Peers for Time Spent in School in OECD Study

U.S. teachers and their students alike spend significantly more time at school than their peers internationally, according to the latest Education at a Glance compendium by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

April 06, 2018

Three Better Ways to Use Global Tests

International benchmarking tests always make headlines, but reading between the lines would help education researchers and policymakers better use the tests to improve schools.

October 19, 2017

Principal-Training Secrets Shared by the World's Top School Systems

The school systems that perform the best on international tests have something in common: they take a systemic approach to recruiting, training, and deploying school leaders, according to a new report.

September 12, 2017

Teachers' Pay Lags Furthest Behind Other Professionals in U.S., Study Finds

Relatively speaking, U.S. teachers earn 60 cents for every dollar earned by other professionals with similar education levels. And that's the widest teacher-pay gap for any country in the OECD.

December 06, 2016

U.S. Treads Water in PISA Results for Science, Math, Reading

U.S. teenagers have flatlined in international assessments of science and reading, and declined in math.

November 30, 2016

TIMSS: A Closer Look at Gender Gaps in Math and Science

Gender gaps are closing worldwide, but the devil is in the details for the United States.

November 29, 2016

International Tests Show Rising, But Mixed, Math and Science Performance

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study releases new results for 2015.

July 19, 2016

Top-Performing Countries Give Teachers Deeper Training in Elementary Content

Top-performing countries use U.S. research on the best ways to train and support elementary teachers. But American schools often don't use those best practices, finds a new study.

February 10, 2016

Five Surprising Details About Students Who Struggle on International Math Tests

What do math anxiety, art class, and homework loads tell us about who is likely to struggle the most on international benchmarking tests?

February 10, 2016

OECD: U.S. Efforts Haven't Helped Low Performers on Global Math, Reading Tests

A new international comparison offers lessons in how other countries are reducing the number of low-performing students in math, reading, and science.

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