Evidence is key in policy making. Countries across the OECD are increasingly recognising that no new education policy will work unless it is based on clear and robust evidence that demonstrates how and why the policy is needed. A big part of establishing that evidence base is the selecting and developing of appropriate indicators, which can be used to monitor how well the policy is working. Building on the OECD Education Policy Implementation framework, the OECD has published a paper that discusses the importance of such indicators in the implementation process, as well as highlighting some of their limitations. The OECD is also publishing related reports from Austria and Estonia on how they are developing their education data and monitoring systems.
Join us for a discussion on the research and on how countries such as Austria, Denmark and Estonia select, develop and use indicators as part of their education reforms and monitoring systems. The discussion will aim to provide insights to policy makers, assess the use and misuse of indicators in education, and guide future use of indicators in education policy implementation.
-Pierre Gouëdard, Policy Analyst, Policy Advice and Implementation, OECD
-Marie-Hélène Doumet, Senior Analyst, Innovation and Measuring Progress Division, OECD
-Tatjana Kiilo, Head of Analysis Department of the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research
-Rasmus Schulte Pallesen, Special Advisor to the Danish for Agency for IT and Learning
-Sebastian Holler, Project Manager at the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Research
-Beatriz Pont, Senior Analyst, Policy Advice and Implementation Division, OECD