Liked on YouTube: Andreas Schleicher: Use data to build better schools

Andreas Schleicher: Use data to build better schools
How can we measure what makes a school system work? Andreas Schleicher walks us through the PISA test, a global measurement that ranks countries against one another — then uses that same data to help schools improve. Watch to find out where your country stacks up, and learn the single factor that makes some systems outperform others.

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This was an interesting video and demonstrated what the implications of using data in a global context can be. Schleicher explains how ‘big data’ can be used to help improve education. He explains that in education, how money is spent impact student outcomes rather that how much money is spent. He claims that schools and countries do not need to compromise on equity to achieve excellence. One thing I did note was that none of his research concentrated on any African countries. I wonder if the outcomes would have been different if he had.

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