Student Well-Being 'Growth Mindset' Linked to Higher Test Scores, Student Well-Being in Global Study
The first global study of "growth mindset" found both academic benefits and better well-being among students who think intelligence is not fixed.
Assessment PISA Working Toward Exam to Gauge Creative Thinking—Built by ACT
When teenagers worldwide take PISA in 2021, they could face a new kind of test—one that aims to measure their creativity. And the maker of a major U.S. college admissions exam, ACT Inc., would build it.
Student Well-Being U.S. Students Work Better in Teams, New PISA Test Finds
U.S. teenagers outperform their math, reading, and science skills when it comes to collaborative problems, a new study finds.
School & District Management Opinion Has the United States Been 'Sleepwalking Through History' or Not?
Marc Tucker responds to critics of his argument that the U.S. has been sleepwalking in its approach to improving education compared to other countries.
School & District Management Opinion Germany Rapidly Improved Their Schools and We Didn't—Why?
After disappointing PISA results in 2000, Marc Tucker looks at why Germany reacted with system-wide reform while the United States responded with complacency.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Immigration and Education Are Necessary to Build a Strong Workforce
Marc Tucker discusses why immigration and education are essential components for building a highly skilled workforce.
Assessment Opinion How Massachusetts Built a World-Class School System
Marc Tucker takes an inside look at how Massachusetts built an education system that ranks near the top of the PISA league tables and where it goes from here.
International PISA: U.S. Students Interested in STEM, but Scores Are Stagnant
American students' scores in math and reading on the Program for International Assessment have not improved since 2009, and math scores have gone down.
School & District Management PISA Provides Peek at How Attendance, School Climate May Affect Achievement
The newest results on the international PISA test show how factors like attendance and school climate correlate with academic achievement.
School & District Management 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.
School & District Management Math Students From High-Performing Countries Memorize Less, PISA Shows
Students in the highest-performing countries for mathematics are less reliant on memorization strategies than their peers in lower performing-countries, according to a new analysis of international assessment data.