OECD releases report on low performing students

March 4, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

The OECD has released a new report titled Low-Performing Students: Why they fall behind and how to help them succeed.  From the web page: “Low-performing Students: Why they Fall Behind and How to Help them Succeed examines low performance at school by looking at low performers’ family background, education career and attitudes towards school. The report also analyses the school practices and educational policies that are more strongly associated with poor student performance. Most important, the evidence provided in the report reveals what policy makers, educators, parents and students themselves can do to tackle low performance and succeed in school.”

The web page includes a link to the document, an infographic and a couple of webinars. See also the blog  and the PISA in Focus (#60) report

From page 4 of PISA in Focus:

” Policy makers need to make tackling low performance a priority in their education policy agenda – and translate that priority into additional resources. Tackling low performance requires a multi-pronged approach, tailored to national and local circumstances. Countries need to organise schools and education systems so that they can provide early education opportunities for all; and education systems need to identify low-performing students and schools, and intervene with appropriate, targeted policies and practices (e.g. remedial, language or psycho-social support). Skills for teaching and managing diverse student populations might be emphasised in teacher-training and professional development programmes. Parental support and positive student attitudes and behaviours (e.g. attending school regularly and on time, completing homework assignments, and approaching learning with perseverance and motivation) are also good ways to tackle poor performance at school.”

Check it out! Rowan

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