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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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January 27, 2016 – Education Week
A national commitment to adult education could transform the U.S. economy, writes high school teacher Scott Goldstein.
December 2, 2015 – Education Week
We need systemic policies that press for academic growth of all students, write Chester E. Finn and Brandon L. Wright.
November 4, 2015 – Education Week
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
A UNESCO report finds that while girls' participation in schooling worldwide has improved, 62 million girls are still denied their basic right to education.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
Precollegiate schools play a role in a new campaign to expand the student-traveler pipeline and spread the learning around.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
Susan Hopgood, Lily Eskelsen-García, and Randi Weingarten explain their support for the global "sustainable development goals" adopted recently by the United Nations.
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
With strong demand for bilingual skills, more school districts are offering new target languages, such as Arabic, Hebrew, and Vietnamese, in dual-immersion programs.
September 16, 2015 – Education Week
Michelle Obama's initiative seeks to remove barriers that keep about 62 million girls around the world from attending school.
August 26, 2015 – Education Week

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