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In this 2012 photo, South Korean high school students cheer on senior classmen in front of the main gate of an examination hall in Seoul, wishing them success in the high-stakes College Scholastic Ability Test. A new study of the PISA test, taken by students internationally, finds many may not be taking it seriously—and raises questions about where countries stand in education rankings.
—Lee Jin-man/AP-file

If Students Aren't Trying on International Tests, Can We Still Compare Countries' Results?

When they sit down to take the Program for International Student Assessment, many students skip questions, spend too little time on them, or quit early, a new study suggests. And that could be a problem, researchers say. (August 22, 2018)

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Quality Counts 2012
The 16th edition of Education Week's annual report looks at America's international standing in education, and lessons to be drawn from high-performing countries.

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October 21, 2015 – Education Week

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