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Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators


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The annual OECD publication 'Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators' enables countries to assess the performance of their education system and compare that performance internationally. The 2006 edition of Education at a Glance enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries’ performance. The indicators look at who participates in education, what is spent on it, how education systems operate, and at the results achieved. The latter includes indicators on a wide range of outcomes, from comparisons of student’s performance in key subject areas to the impact of education on earnings and on adults’ chances of employment.

New material included in the 2006 edition includes trend data on tertiary qualifications, including projections for the year 2014 and the impact of demographic trends on education systems, as well as projections on expenditure for the year 2015.

The publication series is best accessed by searching for the title 'Education at a Glance' on the OECD website.


The framework for the OECD's indicators of Education System include the following indicators.

The output of educational institutions and the impact of learning

A1 Educational attainment of the adult population
A2 Current upper secondary graduation rates
A3 Current tertiary graduation and survival rates
A4 What 15 year olds can do in mathematics
A5 Between- and within-school variation in the mathematics performance of 15-year-olds
A6 15 year old students who perform at the lowest levels of proficiency in mathematics (2003)
A7 Institutional differentiation, socio-economic status and the 15-year-old students' mathematics performance (2003)
A8 Labour force participation by level of educational attainment
A9 The returns to education: education and earnings
A10 The returns to education: links between education, economic growth and social outcomes
A11 Impact of demographic trends on education provision

Financial and human resources invested in education

B1 Educational expenditure per student
B2 Expenditure on educational institutions relative to gross domestic product
B3 Public and private investment in educational institutions
B4 Total public expenditure on education
B5 Tuition fees charged by tertiary institutions and support for students and households through public subsidies
B6 Expenditure in institutions by service category and by resource category

Access to education, participation and progression

C1 Enrolment in education from primary education to adult life
C2 Participation in secondary and tertiary education
C3 Student mobility and foreign students in tertiary education
C4 Education and work status of the youth population
C5 Participation in adult learning

The learning environment and organisation of schools

D1 Total intended instruction time for students in primary and secondary education
D2 Class size and ratio of students to teaching staff
D3 Teachers' salaries
D4 Teaching time and teachers' working time
D5 Access to and use of Information and Communication Technology

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