Education GPS is the OECD source for internationally comparable data on education policies and practices, opportunities and outcomes. Accessible any time, in real time, the Education GPS provides you with the latest information on how countries are working to develop high-quality and equitable education systems.


Financial Literacy. A selection of indicators from the sixth volume of PISA 2012.

Finance is a part of everyday life for many 15-year-olds: they are already consumers of financial services such as bank accounts with access to online payment facilities. As they near the end of compulsory education, students will also face complex and challenging financial choices. Financial literacy is thus an essential life skill, and high on the global policy agenda. Shrinking welfare systems, shifting demographics, and the increased sophistication and expansion of financial services have all contributed to a greater awareness of the importance of ensuring that citizens and consumers of all ages are financially literate. The financial literacy assessment in PISA 2012 offers the first ever international assessment of the financial knowledge and skills of 15-year-old students. More (or browse indicators from all PISA 2012)

Selected results from the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)

Find out and compare how the learning environment and the working conditions of teachers are in schools across different countries. TALIS examines the ways in which teachers' work is recognised, appraised and rewarded; assesses the degree to which teachers perceive their professional development needs are being met; provides insights into the beliefs and attitudes about teaching that teachers bring to the classroom and the pedagogical practices that they adopt; examines the roles of school leaders and the support that they give their teachers; and examines the extent to which certain factors relate to teachers' reports of job satisfaction and self-efficacy.  More

Teachers

The quality of teachers, trainers and instructors is key for effective learning, be it in early childhood education and care, schools, vocational education and training, or adult education. As research for schooling showed, while learning is influenced by many factors, such as a student’s family background and skills and motivation, the single most important factor within schools that impacts student learning is teaching. Considering teachers’ role for learning, ensuring a high quality workforce is high on policy agendas in many countries.  More

Creative Problem Solving: Students’ skills in tackling real-life problems. A selection of indicators from the fifth volume of PISA 2012.

In modern societies, all of life is problem solving. Changes in society, the environment, and in technology mean that the content of applicable knowledge evolves rapidly. Adapting, learning, daring to try out new things and always being ready to learn from mistakes are among the keys to resilience and success in an unpredictable world. More (or browse indicators from all PISA 2012)