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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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The schools will see how they stack up against other countries' in their higher-order thinking skills in reading, math, and science.
May 9, 2012 – Education Week
April 25, 2012 – Education Week
The national government plans to open 2,500 new schools over the next five years and is inviting companies and foundations to apply to run them.
April 18, 2012 – Education Week
Months after most American troops have pulled out of Iraq, the country has 4-H chapters in each of its 18 provinces.
April 4, 2012 – Education Week
We should look to other countries for lessons on the value of education, not best practices, Edward Fiske writes.
March 7, 2012 – Education Week
Experts say the real power of open education resources comes not from the fact that they are free, but from the ability to customize the content.
February 1, 2012 – Education Week
The use of mobile technology and online content on the continent in various forms is gaining steam as a way to bypass some countries' most significant education hurdles.
February 1, 2012 – Education Week
The country's e-learning initiatives are more standardized than those in the U.S., and they tend to shy away from using private companies to deliver content.
February 1, 2012 – Education Week
While there may not be much involvement by private companies in the Canadian online education sector, that doesn't mean the idea of earning profits in this arena is being ignored.
February 1, 2012 – Education Week
But, despite the flexibility of online delivery, barriers due to geography and regionalism are slowing plans for future international growth.
February 1, 2012 – Education Week

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