international schooling surveys, TIMS, PISA

Publication date: 10 Jun 2005 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | JEL classification: I21, I28 | NIESR discussion paper number: 258
The two recent (2003) international surveys of pupils' attainments were uncoordinated, overlapped considerably, were costly and wasteful, especially from the point of view of England where inadequate response-rates meant that no reliable comparisons at all could be made with other countries....