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international; Canada
The CRWG has a focus on evaluation and assessment of the counselling profession and guidance activities. The website provides a lot of information, fulltexts and instruments from different projects. For example, you will find tools for self-evaluation, as well for counselling professionals (e.g. assessment of competencies) as for people seeking guidance (e.g. "My Career GPS"), [...]

Switzerland
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

France
Cnesco is composed of researchers, parlamentarians, and members of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council. It is in charge of doing analyses, studies, and evaluations of the French educational system and give advice based on their results. The website, which is also available in English, provides fulltext documents of reports based on evaluations etc. in different [...]

France
The database Planipolis provides official fulltext documents on educational policy and planning from UNESCO member states. For France you can find documents starting in the year 2000. Planipolis is provided by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Netherlands
The database Planipolis provides official fulltext documents on educational policy and planning from UNESCO member states. For the Netherlands you can find documents starting in the year 2000. Planipolis is provided by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Netherlands
The website of the Dutch School Inspectorate provides a lot of information on its work, the process of inspection, criteria for evaluating school, as well as many fulltext documents (reports, studies, results from school inspections etc.). The Dutch website moreover provides a school finder where you can filter for many different criteria. [Abstract: Editors of Education [...]

Netherlands
The Center on International Education Benchmarking, a Programme of the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) provides analyses of socalled top-performing education systems in different countries. Among others, the analyses take a look at the reasons for the good performance of the respective education systems. You will find the following chapters: * Overview [...]

Netherlands
"A video series profiling policies and practices of education systems that demonstrate high or improving performance in the PISA tests." "This series of videos has been produced jointly by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Pearson Foundation to present initiatives being taken by education authorities around the world to help improve [...]

Belgium
The Flemish Council of Universities and University Colleges VLUHR is in charge of the quality assurance of higher education in Flanders. The English website provides information on the mission and goals of VLUHR, fulltext documents of manuals on educational assessment since 2005 or suggestions for a Learning Outcomes Framework. Assessment reports of single university and [...]

Belgium
"The ‘Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad’ or VLIR was established in 1976. VLIR represents the Flemish universities, serves as a platform to facilitate cooperation between the Flemish universities, and interacts with the Flemish government in all matters concerning higher education policy. Topics such as education and research policy, university management and administration [...]

Belgium
"A video series profiling policies and practices of education systems that demonstrate high or improving performance in the PISA tests." "This series of videos has been produced jointly by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Pearson Foundation to present initiatives being taken by education authorities around the world to help improve [...]

Belgium
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

Belgium
The database Planipolis provides official fulltext documents on educational policy and planning from UNESCO member states. For Belgium you can find documents starting in the year 2000 - for the French and the Flemish community, not for the German community. Planipolis is provided by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). [Abstract: Editors of [...]

Belgium
The website of the Education Inspectorate of Flanders is not available in English. For an English profile of the inspectorate of 2009, please visit the website of the Standing International Conference of Inspectorates (SICI). The Dutch website provides detailed information on the tasks and concrete work of the inspectorste, including a lot of documents evaluating educational [...]

Netherlands
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

Turkey; international
The Department of Educational Sciences of this Faculty seems to be identical to the Institute of Educational Sciences (for a list of further Faculty departments: see at the end of this abstract). The first provides links to its sub-departments, most of which unfortunately are only in Turkish. The latter provides a list of Master\'s and Doctoral Thesis as well as a database of [...]

international; Turkey
The Association of Measurement and Evaluation in Education and Psychology (EPODDER) was founded in 2013. Its website provides background information about the association, as well as information on the association\'s bi-annual conference, that has taken place since 2008, that is before the creation of the association. You will find conference proceedings and / or conference [...]

Turkey; international
The Faculty of Education at Hacettepe University has its own homepage. But as the faculty overview on the university site is more detailed and has more links to the respective departments, we link to this overview here. The Faculty of Education has 6 departments: * Educational Sciences -> Curriculum and Instruction -> Educational Administration, Supervision, [...]

Turkey; international
The Faculty has 12 departments and hence is probably one of the biggest if not the biggest faculty of education in Turkey (see the list at the end of this abstract). Under "publications", you can find two e-journals published by the faculty, the "Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences" and the "Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences Journal [...]

Turkey; international
Istanbul University obviously has a new website. Unfortunately, the website of the Hasan Ali Yücel Faculty of Education has no English version yet. The website provides a project list and some information on research interests and publications on the professors\' personal homepages. The Hasan Ali Yücel Journal of Education published by the faculty is Open Access, has [...]

Finland
The database Planipolis provides official fulltext documents on educational policy and planning from UNESCO member states. For Finland you can find documents starting in the year 2000. Planipolis is provided by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Ukraine
The database Planipolis provides official fulltext documents on educational policy and planning from UNESCO member states. For Ukraine you can find documents starting in the year 1991. Planipolis is provided by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Argentina; Latin America; Spain; Portugal
The "Iberoamerican Network for Research on School Change and Efficiency" RINACE unites national networks with the same focus in Latin America, Portugal and Spain. Its website provides information on RINACE\'s organisation, on the members of the national networks, on activities, research, three fulltext journals (Revista Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en [...]

Argentina; Latin America; North America; Central America
The "Centre for Studies on Science, Development and Higher Education" (Centro REDES) was founded in 2002 by the nonprofit organisation Grupo REDES. The "National Council for Scientific and Technical Research" (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas - CONICET) granted the Centro REDES the status of an associated institution in 2003. The Centro\'s website [...]

Argentina
The "National Commission for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Universities" (CONEAU) recrutes researchers in education and experts from universities in the whole of Argentina to act as evaluators and reviewers. CONEAU\'s work also includes quality assurance of research and teaching. The evaluation of more than 40 universities is documented in freely accessible publications [...]

Argentina
The Argentinian National Association of Faculties in Humanities and Educational Sciences ANFHE is composed of 42 institutional members from 31 national universities. It was founded in 2004 with the aim of fostering academic cooperation in the Humanities and Educational Sciences. The ANFHE website provides information on expert commissions, on their annual conference, on [...]

South Africa, Republic
The database Planipolis provides official fulltext documents on educational policy and planning from UNESCO member states. For South Africa you can find documents starting in the year 1997. Planipolis is provided by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Russian Federation
The database Planipolis provides official fulltext documents on educational policy and planning from UNESCO member states. For Russia you can find documents starting in the year 2000. Planipolis is provided by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Brazil
The database Planipolis provides official fulltext documents on educational policy and planning from UNESCO member states. For Brazil you can find documents starting in the year 2000. Planipolis is provided by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

India
The database Planipolis provides official fulltext documents on educational policy and planning from UNESCO member states. For India you can find documents starting in the year 1968 (in the same document as 1998). Planipolis is provided by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

China
The database Planipolis provides official fulltext documents on educational policy and planning from UNESCO member states. For China you can find documents starting in the year 1995. Planipolis is provided by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Indonesia
The database Planipolis provides official fulltext documents on educational policy and planning from UNESCO member states. For Indonesia you can find documents starting in the year 2000. Planipolis is provided by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Indonesia
***Links to three fulltext articles of the book: see [more]*** These conference proceedings document presentstions made at the "Indonesian Student International Conference: Thinking of Home While Away" in Melbourne, Australia, 16-18 July 2010. You can find the following chapters as fultexts on the Internet: Chapter 1 - Education Counts!Why education counts and what counts [...]

Indonesia
Like other Indonesian ministries, the Ministry for Education has its own Department for Research and Development. It was created in 1969/70 as a small office. Meanwhile, it has became a real department with a secretariat, as well as research centres for educational policy, curriculum research, educational assessment, statistics and educational innovation. The website provides [...]

Finland
This page provides a list of Finnish (university) institutes and centres that are related to evaluation in education, but also to teaching and educational research. Amongst others, it lists faculties and school of education of important Finnish universities, as well as professional associations, lobby organisations, unions and others. The list is provided by the Finnish [...]

Finland
The Finnish Institute for Educational Research (FIER) is a multidisciplinary centre of educational research based at the University of Jyväskylä. It is one of the most important centres for educational research in Finland, receiving nearly half of its budget from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and the European Commission. Amongst others, it is in charge of the [...]

Finland
"A video series profiling policies and practices of education systems that demonstrate high or improving performance in the PISA tests." "This series of videos has been produced jointly by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Pearson Foundation to present initiatives being taken by education authorities around the world to help improve [...]

Finland
Finnish Education Evaluation Council is in charge of the evaluation of Finnish primary, secondary, vocational and adult education. The information on its English website was last updated in 2012. Under "publications", you can find short English abstracts of the evaluations carried out so far. Furthermore, you can find information on projects run in the different education [...]

Finland
"FINEEC started its operations on 1 May 2014. It was formed by combining the evaluation activities of the Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council, the Finnish Education Evaluation Council and the Finnish National Board of Education. (...) [FINEEC] is an independent government agency responsible for the evaluation of education [in Finland]". The website is divided into the [...]

Palestinian Autonomous Areas
This website of the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education provides a list of fulltext documents (official documents, working papers, drafts, ..) on its educational planning for 2014 to 2019 and on the evaluation of the previous planning 2008-2012. The main document of the planning 2014-2019, "Education Development Strategic Plan 2014-2019", also provides a [...]

Palestinian Autonomous Areas
The database Planipolis provides official fulltext documents on educational policy and planning from UNESCO member states. For Palestine you can find documents starting in the year 2000. Planipolis is provided by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Israel
This page provides a list of research centres and institutes at the University of Haifa. You will find the following centres for educational research: - Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities - Center for Multiculturalism and Educational Research - Center for the Study of Child Development - Center for Brain and [...]

Israel
RAMA was created in 2006 and is the National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation in Education. Among others, the site provides information on international assessments like PISA, PIRLS, TIMSS, and SITES. Most of the content is only available in Hebrew. You will find English reports, evaluations etc. under "Publications in English". [Abstract: Editors of Education [...]

Greece
The multi independent institution ADIP has its seat in Athens and is controlled by the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs for the legacy of its actions. ADIP supports and implements processes to guarantee and improve the quality of higher education institutions for research and technology. Its aim is to support transparency as well as international development and [...]

Russian Federation; international
The Russian Center for Educational Quality Assessment provides ample information about and data from international assessments like TIMSS, PISA,PIRLS,CIVIC, SITES, IAEP II as well as from some national assessments - unfortunately, this information is available only in English. Furthermore, you will find the presentations of an international conference on "Russian Education in [...]

Brazil
Founded in 1964, the Foundation Carlos Chagas (FCC) is one of the best known institutions for educational research, together with INEP. Their "Departamento de Pesquisas Educacionais" was created in 1971, and a Superintendência de Educação e Pesquisa in 2009. Their focus is on evaluation, early childhood education, education policy, gender, human rights, social [...]

Brazil
This website provides a list of relevant journals in educational research in Brazil, which were evaluated in 2012 by the Associação Nacional de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Educação (ANPEd - Brazilian national association for post-graduates and researchers in Education). For each journal, you will find a document with details like a website (if available) and an [...]

Brazil
The link leads you to a chapter of the book "Quality Research in Literacy and Science Education: International Perspectives and Gold Standards" by Mack C. Shelley II,Larry D. Yore and Brian Hand. The chapter can be read in its full length in GoogleBooks. Sub-chapters are: 6.8.1 Monitoring the Quality of Educational Research in Brazil 6.8.2 Factors Impacting upon the Quality [...]

Brazil
ABAVE is an association for people working in the field of educational evaluation and assessment in Brazil. The website mainly contains documents from this sector (dating from 2006 to 2011), some general news, and information on the conference CONBRATRI - Congresso Brasileiro de Teoria da Resposta ao Item. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Brazil
ANPEd is the Brazilian national association for post-graduates and researchers in Education. The website provides information on the structure and the activities of ANPEd, on news from the education sector, on documents and laws from the educational policy sector, or on conferences and other events. ANPEd also organises the Fórum Nacional de Coordenadores de Programas de [...]

South Africa, Republic
EMIS is a website of the Ministry of Basic Education. It provides a lot of information (fulltexts) on different educational reports and statistics, partly dating back to 1999. Content (as of 2013): - emis information -> Contacts - - Schools Masterlist Data - - Statistical Publications - - - Education Statistics in South Africa at a Glance Report/ Education [...]

China
"A video series [including a written report] profiling policies and practices of education systems that demonstrate high or improving performance in the PISA tests." An additional report compares the People\'s Republic of China to the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong. "This series of videos has been produced jointly by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation [...]

China
The website of the HKPISA Centre, run by the Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research, provides information on the PISA studies in Hong Kong, which are conducted seperately from the PISA studies in the People\'s Republic of China. Among others, you will find a newsletter (only in Chinese) and Research Output / Publications (some of them as fulltexts, including the PISA [...]

China
This website of the Shanghai Academy of Educational Sciences is dedicated to the PISA study in China. You will find a lot of information on PISA studies procedure and results in China, including summary reports and other online publications on the topic. The website is available in Chinese only. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Brazil
The website of the Brazilian Association for Distance Learning provides very ample information and resources on distance learning in Brazil. You will find a course serach, a search for course providers, a search for professionals in this area, fulltext documents, podcasts, legislative documents, periodically published evaluations and statistics on distance learning in Brazil, [...]

Brazil
"A video series profiling policies and practices of education systems that demonstrate high or improving performance in the PISA tests." "This series of videos has been produced jointly by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Pearson Foundation to present initiatives being taken by education authorities around the world to help improve [...]

Sweden
The Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education is responsible for all matters concerning Higher Vocational Education (HVE) in Sweden. It analyses labour market demands for qualified workforce, decides which vocational programmes are to be provided as HVE and allocates public funding to education providers. It also monitors and audit education quality and outcome.

Brazil; Latin America; Spain; Portugal
The Brazilian PISA Study is coordinated and conducted by the Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira (INEP). On its website, INEP provides information on PISA in general, Brazilian PISA studies since the year 2000, on the Ibero-American PISA group and its joint report in 2006, the issues of the OECD publication "PISA in focus" in Portuguese, and [...]

Austria
The IBE was founded in the year 1980 as a non-profit assoication by the worker representiative organization, unions, companies and the Johannes Kepler University Linz. The intention of this foundation was to establish a research institut which does education research from employee´s perspective. So the basis for present academic work was laid - the exploration of the labour [...]

Austria
The research projects at BIFIE cover the whole school system. In detail, the federal institute has to fulfil the following tasks: 1. Quality advancement of the school system through innovative school projects, teacher education and the development of teaching materials; 2. Education monitoring (observation of the Austrian school system) including the development of education [...]

international; Poland; Brazil; United Kingdom; China; Africa South of the Sahara; Netherlands; Slovenia; Japan; Latin America; Russian Federation; Mauritius
While the World OER Congress invites government officials, the "Open Seminar and Exhibition" , that takes place at the same time, invites NGOs and individual experts and researchers worldwide to discuss the topic. The website offers their presentations as fulltext documents, as well as background information on the presnters. [Source: Editors of Education Worldwide]

United Kingdom
"This infokit includes information about the three year UK Open Educational Resources Programme (UKOER) (2009 - 2012) and offers links to a wide range of resources which describe the outcomes (lessons learned) and outputs (reports, guidance materials and toolkits) that emerged." [Source: Site editor’s information]

Europe; international
[As the original website is offline, the link provided here leads you to the webarchive and is a copy as of 27.03.2014 of the original website. Therefore, some links on the website might not work anymore.] OPAL (2010-2011) was an initiative by different European universities and organisations to promote quality and best practice among OER initiatives. The website offered [...]

Europe
" (...) the Open Educational Resources in Europe (OEREU) project will provide a critical assessment of OER initiatives and practices in Europe, develop sector-specific foresight scenarios to illustrate the benefits, carry out a representative survey on the use of OER, identify challenges across all sectors and, jointly with stakeholders, develop, discuss and propose [...]

international; Ireland
The School of Education has a focus on the following topics: * Sports Studies and Physical Education (SSPE) Home * Early Years and Childhood Studies Section * Science Education Section * PDE (Post-Primary Teaching) * Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN) There are currentlich three bigger research projects: * Multiple [...]

Ireland; Europe
The School\'s members do research that engages with issues of Citizenship & Intercultural Education, Equality & Diversity, Well-being and Guidance in Schools, Curriculum & Training, Educational Evaluation, Technology and Science Education as well as research leading to innovations in Teaching and Learning. The school has the following centres and networks: - Centre for [...]

Sweden
Skolinspektionen (Swedish Schools Inspectorate) supervises schools in Sweden from pre-school to adult eduation. It verifies that the municipality or the independent school complies with the laws and regulations and monitors its quality and results. The website contains information for schools as well as for parents. Reduced information is available in several foreign languages.

Ecuador
The Evaluation, Accreditation and Assurance Counsil for the Quality of Higher Education (CEAACES) contributes to the guarantee of quality of the institutions, programs and careers which are integrated in the national higher education system. This is effected by the application of continuous processes of autoevaluation, external evaluation and accreditation.

Costa Rica
The State of the Nation Program is a research and capacity building centre focusing on the appraisal and promotion of sustainable human development (SHD). Its main purpose is to provide citizens with easily accessible instruments to measure SHD performance, to enhance accountability of public affairs, to strengthen mechanisms for participation, and to improve the quality of [...]

Netherlands; international
TIER is engaged in collecting, focusing and disseminating information regarding the effectiveness of educational policy in the Netherlands, to support policymakers, teachers and providers of educational training with information regarding efficient measures in education. TIER is jointly operated by the universities of Amsterdam, Groningen and Maastrict and it is [...]

France
The French High Council of Education (Haut Conseil de l\'Éducation) is a consultative institution for the French educational system and it is composed of representatives of the important institutions of the French educational system. Founded due to the demand of the French ministry of education (Ministre de l’Éducation nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la [...]

Peru
The Directorate of University Coordination (DCU) is an organism of the ministry of education which is entrusted with the task to check and to analyze the university situation in Peru to provide the top management with effective information and professional jugement and to promote spaces of dialogue about fundamental problems of higher education in Peru to reconcile the [...]

international
The websit offers some links to international evaluation organisations, to information about evaluation standards as well as about vocational training.

Peru
The Peruvian Institute of Evaluation, Accreditation and Certification of the Quality of Basic Education (IPEBA) is a public, autonomous institution which is part of the National Evaluation, Accreditation and Certification System of Quality Education (SINEACE). Its main task is to guarantee the quality and permanent improvement of pulic and private colleges and technical [...]

Peru
Cyberdocencia consists of multidisciplinary experts of education, especially of the direction of pedagogical higher education (DESP). Its functions are the formulation of national curricula, the design of policies and strategies for the continuing formation and the capacity of teachers in their respective work areas, the diagnose of the teacher situation and its professional [...]

Chile
The National Teacher Evaluation System is a mandatory evaluation process for the 70,000 teachers who work in public schools in Chile. Its purpose is to strengthen the teaching profession and to improve the quality of education. Since its beginning in 2003, there have been done more than 80,000 evaluations (up to 2010), for those who are practicing in Preschool, Primary, [...]

Chile
Department for Evaluation, Survey and Educational Registration (DEMRE) is the technical organism of the university of Chile which is responsible for the development and the construction of evaluation and inspection instruments which are entrusted with the survey of the capacities and abilities of the university graduates of secondary education. Also, DEMRE is responsible for [...]

Chile
The Network teachers of teachers is a program of the ministry of education of Chile with the task, to strengthen the teacher profession. This is accomplished by the application of the capabilites of teachers which were acknowledged as excellence teacher by the Asignación de Excelencia Pedagógica (AEP) by contributing to the professional development of the teacher entity. The [...]

Chile
The accreditation program of the assignment of pedagogic excellence (AEP) is a program of the ministry of education with the task, to strengthen the quality of education through the acknowledgement of professional performance. The accreditation process permits to identify those teachers which show knowledge, capabilty and competence in their performance. Those teachers, then [...]

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
The Education and Training Inspectorate provides inspection services for a number of organisations. These include the Department of Education, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Department of Employment and Learning, the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland. All Inspection Reports published by the [...]

Africa
The Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA) is a non-profit making organization established to promote co-operation amongst examining and assessment bodies in Africa. The main objectives for which the AEAA is established include the promotion of co-operation amongst examining and assessment bodies in Africa, the encouragement of relevant examining and [...]

Austria
The Austrian Institute for Adult Education is a research and development organisation and a consulting agency focusing on adult education and lifelong learning. The focuses of its activities include: regionalisation of education (learning regions); general aspects of adult education such as environmental education, political education, health education, etc.; developing [...]

Austria
The Austrian Institute for Research on Vocational Training (öibf) is a scientific, non-profit, independent research institute founded in 1970. It manages and carries out research and development in various areas of vocational education and training (VET). Fields of research are initial and further education and training, vocational guidance and counselling, evaluation [...]

international
4 International Colleges & Universities is an international higher education search engine and directory reviewing accredited Universities and Colleges in the world. 4icu.org includes 10,000 Colleges and Universities, ranked by web popularity, in 200 countries. The 4icu.org directory includes worldwide higher education organisations which * are officially recognized, [...]

Morocco
The Superior Council for Education is an institutional organ which is consulted on account of education and formation reforms. It gives it`s opinion on all issues of national interest which deal with the sectors education and formation, conducts global evaluations of the national education and formation system (institutional, pedagogical and resource-based evaluation) and [...]

Estonia
The Archimedes Foundation is an independent body established by the Estonian government in 1997 with the objective to coordinate and implement different international and national programmes and projects in the field of training, education, research, technological development and innovation. It participates actively in building a knowledge-based Europe by helping to open up [...]

Finland
The Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE) is the national agency subordinate to the Ministry of Education. The FNBE has a wide range of tasks related to the development of education all through pre-primary and basic education, general upper secondary education, vocational education and training, formal adult education and training, liberal adult education (incl. folk high [...]

Europe
The Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning (CRELL) was established in 2005 in order to provide expertise in the field of indicator-based evaluation and monitoring of education and training systems and their contribution to the achievement of Community objectives specified in the Lisbon Agenda and more recently in the EU2020 agenda as regards this domain. CRELL combines [...]

Austria
With the Q.I.S.-Quality in Schools project the Austrian Ministry of Education intends to encourage and to support schools to review, monitor and develop their own quality. Teachers, pupils and parents who occupy themselves jointly and systematically with quality issues will in future be an indispensable part of school culture. Autonomous quality assurance and quality [...]

Austria
Insight, the web base for information and communication technologiy (ICT) at schools, provides access to several country reports (full texts, summaries). This report on the situation of ICT in Austria outlines responsibilities and tasks regarding the development of curricula, school reforms and educational policy-making in Austria, as well as the actual implementation of ICT [...]

United Kingdom
As part of the Insight web base on school and information and communication technology (ICT), this comprehensive country report illustrates present day educational policy and strategies in the United Kingdom. Apart from outlining the structure of authorities concerned with education and monitoring educational quality, the document provides a detailed description of projects [...]

United Kingdom
The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is the agency responsible for the inspection of schools in membership of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) Associations. On this website you can access reports on inspections ISI has undertaken since 2000. You can also find the latest information, news and documents relating to the inspections.

international
Founded in 1975, the IAEA has institutional and individual members in more than 50 countries worldwide. It aims at supporting the development and application of educational assessment techniques to improve the quality of education. One of its members, among others, is the Association for Educational Assessment Europe (AEA Europe). The IAEA organises annual conferences and [...]

Norway
Through evaluation, accreditation and recognition of quality systems, institutions and course provisions, the purpose of NOKUT is to supervise and help to develop the quality of higher education in Norway. In addition, NOKUT considers individual applications for general recognition of foreign qualifications. As the Norwegian ENIC-NARIC center NOKUT is also responsible for [...]

Norway
This background report for the OECD-review of the Norwegian tertiary education system has been written by NIFU STEP, an independent research foundation, on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Research, January 2005. It describes among others the national context of higher education and the labour market tertiary education, gives an overall description of the tertiary [...]

Europe
This page provides information on the development and the key results of the European Network for Education Research on Assessment, Effectiveness and Innovation (EU-AEI). Das EU-AEI had been developed in the framework of the Socio Economic Research 1996 and submitted in 1998 a full report which can be found on this page. The network's mission was to set up a European [...]

Switzerland
Since the beginning of the nineties The Swiss Council for Educational Research (CORECHED has united the most important actors in Swiss educational research aiming at an improved cooperation between research, policy and administration.. Central task of CORECHED is a continuous inventory and evalution of educational research as well as the initiation of research projects at [...]

Europe
This website serves the Association for Educational Assessment - Europe as a platform for discussion of developments in educational assessment in Europe, fostering co-operation and facilitating liaison between organisations and persons active in educational assessment across the whole of Europe. AEA-Europe defines educational assessment in its broadest sense including [...]

United States
The Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 established the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) within the U.S. Department of Education. IES brings research, evaluation and statistics of the nation's education system.

Bulgaria
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Turkey
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Argentina
This website of the National Directorate for Information and Evaluation of Education Quality (DiNIECE) is a structural unit of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. It is responsible for the evaluation of the national education system and renders its contribution to the development of educational information and educational investigations according to the aims and [...]

Iceland
The Education Gateway is am information system for teachers, pupils, and researchers concerned with finding information on the Nordic education system on the net. Although most of the site is in Icelandic only, an English version provides an overview of the objectives and central features (information resources on schools and national curricula, special needs education, and [...]

Iceland
The site lists titles of official documents published by the Ministry of Education, which can be accessed as pdf files. Apart from national issues in education, the papers cover international aspects such as the co-operation with other Nordic countries and the EU, and OECD.

Australia
The Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) is an independent, not-for-profit national agency that promotes, audits, and reports on quality assurance in Australian higher education. The website contains information on AUQA and gives access to full-text versions of its publications as well as to the Good Practice Database, which contains Good Practices in higher [...]

Dominica
Paper by John Steward and David Edwards held at the Dominica Conference 2001 (University of the West Indies). "Donor-funded education projects can be of doubtful value unless there is a clear sense of local ownership of the project design and implementation. The Secondary Education Support Project funded by the Department for International Development is reviewed and the [...]

Austria
This study authored by the bureau of social technology and evaluation research examines the effects the implementation of study fees has on the participation in studying and the studying behaviour of Austrian students. Within the framework of this examination the choice of subjects and orientation in the labour market is scrutinized, the forces for abandoning studies are as [...]

India
NAAC is an autonomous body affiliated to the University Grants Council. It is concerned with the assessment and accreditation of financial support to higher education institutions such as grants, stipends and project financing. The home page outlines its primeval goal of developing quality criteria for higher education by evaluation and self assessment. The page provides links [...]

Mexico
The national institute develops indicators for education quality for teaching and learning - in the field of pre school, primary and secondary education at public school. It conducts and publishes evaluations. Purpose of INEE is to get a broad picture of the achievements of representative samples of Mexican school students at successive points in time. The website informs [...]

Spain
This web site of the Education Ministry provides answers to all questions of higher education, from higher education law, study courses, admission, research to evaluation and quality control.

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
"The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment ( CCEA) was established on 1 April 1994 and is a non-departmental public body reporting to the Department of Education in Northern Ireland." Its tasks comprise: advising government on what should be taught in Northern Ireland's schools and colleges, monitoring standards and awarding qualifications.

Peru
This organization coordinates the four private universities in Peru. Its objective is to promote the quality of the universities\' research and teaching through joint efforts in order to promote a modern development of the country. The homepage provides links to the four member universities, to the university network Red Universitaria para el Desarrollo (http:// [...]

Chile
This governmental commission has as its objective to establish a system of accreditation which secures quality in higher education. This system evaluates (on a voluntary basis) all programmes offered by Chilenian higher education institutions. The homepage provides information about contents and procedure of accreditation, criteria of evaluation, reference to legal texts and [...]

Algeria
In the framework of the national education policy of Algeria the National Institute for Educational Research has the following tasks: Research in education and pedagogics, conception and experimentation of didactic material and textbooks, to meet the quantitative and qualitative needs of the education system. The institute has four departments: Department for the evaluation of [...]

Italy
The National Institute for the Evaluation of the Education System (INVALSI) is the successor of the former CEDE (Centro Europeo dell´ Educazione) and has been established in 1999. Its considerably increased tasks as an "agency supporting the autonomy of schools" are as follows: 1. Evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of the education system as a whole and in detail - [...]

Cyprus
This Wiki presents structured information on 38 education systems in Europe, in this particular case a chart illustrating the organisation of education in Cyprus.

Spain
The main objective of this administrative body is to promote and evaluate quality in higher education in Catalonia, based on the resp. law. Other objectives are assessment, accreditation and certification of study programmes and of academic degrees and evaluation of the teaching staff. The web site provides details concerning these tasks, links to publications (among others [...]

Sri Lanka
The objective of this institution is to provide guidance towards excellence in educational achievement and certification activities using evaluation instrument and methodologies ensuring reliability and validity to suit national needs. Information about services and some test results are available on the homepage.

Republic of Korea
The institute is a government-funded educational research institution. The research carried out by KICE covers not only national curriculum and educational evaluation, but also improvement of teaching and learning techniques, development and authorization of textbooks and implementation of national-level educational testing. The web site provides more detailed information [...]

United Arab Emirates; Bahrain; Kuwait; Saudi Arabia; Oman; Qatar
The Gulf Arab States Educational Research Center was founded in 1977 and has taken up work at its headquarters in Kuwait in 1979. GASERC participates in developing the educational process in the Member States by ensuring the adequacy, the updating and the integration of that process to make it an effective factor in developing the human resources and supporting the social and [...]

Malta
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Serbia
This comprehensive full text of about 60 pages in pdf-format provides detailed information on the ongoing educational reform process, led by the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Republic of Serbia, covering the period from January 2001 to June 2003 and beyond. In the document, compiled by Gordana Miljevic, for all levels and areas of the education system guidelines for [...]

Lebanon
The Lebanese Association for Educational Studies (LAES) is a non- governmental, non-profit society established in Beirut in 1995. Its thirty eight members (as of March 2003) are university members and/ or education experts from various fields: education, math education, language education, social studies education, curriculum, sociology of education, economy of education, [...]

Chile
SIMCE is the instrument for quality evaluation of all schools in Chile, based on annual examinations of students between the fourth to eight level of basic education and the second of middle schools. The web site provides the results since 1998, a description of the exams and examples of the questions.

Spain
This agency's task is to improve the quality of the tertiary system by making public its performance through evaluation and other measures leading to certification and accreditation. The web site shows a navigation point "programas" which provides information about the five tasks: institutional evaluation, certification, accreditation, evaluation ot the professorate and [...]

Spain
This commission registers ans evaluates the research activities of university professors and other scientists regularly in a six-year period. The web site provides information about members, legal bases and the formal evaluation procedure and evaluation criteria. Educational research can be found in the seventh discipline "ciencias sociales..." on the homepage.

United Kingdom
"Schoolzone was set up by a group of enthusiastic teachers and parents in Oxford in 1997. We could see the need for safe, differentiated Internet material which teachers, students and parents can access easily. So we devised Schoolzone and, with the help of over 400 UK teachers created the site as you now see it." Schoolzone lists a vast number of educational materials [...]

Wales; United Kingdom
Estyn's aim is "to raise standards and quality of education and training in Wales through inspection and advice, in support of the vision and strategic direction set out by the Welsh Assembly Government." Inspection reports are available as pdf-files.

Australia
CMIS is a part of the Curriculum Directorate, Office of Government Schools, Western Australia. The Evaluation section identifies curriculum materials that support school curriculum applications and coordinates the evaluation of those resources. All forms of resources are reviewed for teachers and students: print; non-print; audio visual; videocassettes; computer software [...]

Australia
The Tasmanian Qualifications Authority (TQA) handles matters associated with the certification of Tasmanian trainees and students. It accredits courses, determines assessment and provides certification for the Tasmanian Certificate of Education for all Year 11-12 students in Tasmania. The website provides information on the TQA, its responsibilities and services, on [...]

New Zealand
ERO is the government department which reports publicly on the quality of education in all New Zealand schools and early childhood services, including private schools, kura kaupapa Mäori (Mäori language immersion schools), special schools and ngä köhanga reo (Mäori language early childhood groups). A broad range of online ressources free of charge (handbooks with legal [...]

New Zealand
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) Homepage provides information on the international comparative study and the outcomes for NZ since 1994.

United Kingdom
This site of the Audit Commission offers comparative and self- evaluation tools for schools and Local Education Authorities (LEA) on school finances, conrolling school finances and managing school resources.

United States
NCME is an organization for individuals involved in assessment, evaluation, testing, and other aspects of educational measurement. Members include e.g. university faculties. Information on structure, activities and membership. Free access to the newsletter. Several journals e.g. the quarterly journal ' Jem' ( Journal of Educational Measurement) are online only available with [...]

Bulgaria
In the framework of the "Improving Education Quality Project", the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) renders assistance for socalled host countries to implement their educational reform efforts in primary and early childhood education, as well as community development. In this context this website was developed to provide basic information on [...]

El Salvador
In the framework of the "Improving Education Quality Project", the United States Agency for International Development ( USAID) renders assistance for so called host countries to implement their educational reform efforts in primary and early childhood education, as well as community development. In this context this website was developed to provide basic information on [...]

Honduras
Within the framework of the "Improving Education Quality Project", the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) renders assistance for so called host countries to implement their educational reform efforts in primary and early childhood education as well as community development. In this context, this website was developed to provide basic information on [...]

Denmark
Paper presented at ICSEI (International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement) Australia 2003 (ppt) on the methods of self-evaluation at the Danish Folkeskole.

Ireland; international
The Centre works at all levels of the education system, from pre-school to third level. Main tasks are national asessments of educational achievements (PISA), evaluations, analysis of education in Ireland and development of assessment instruments. The Centre publishes the Irish Journal of Education (with full texts until 2010)and some reporst and studies of tests and [...]

New Zealand
The National Education Monitoring Project (NEMP at the University Otago) is contracted by the NZ Ministry of Education to give a broad picture of the achievements of representative samples of New Zealand school students at successive points in time. Purpose of NEMP is to get a broad picture of the achievements of representative samples of New Zealand school students at [...]

Panama
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Argentina
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Chile
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Honduras
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

United States
AccountabilityWorks conducts research on topics of national significance in state and district accountability, including standards, assessments, data analysis and reporting, and incentives and sanctions to ensure success. In addition, it offers policymakers assistance in designing or improving accountability systems. It relies on funding, from the Smith Richardson Foundation [...]

United States
CRESST is a partnership of UCLA, the University of Colorado, Stanford University, RAND, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Southern California, Educational Testing Service, and the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. The CRESST mission focuses on the assessment of educational quality. Virtual library with reports (searchable by author or keyword; full texts [...]

United States
Congress created the 26-member Governing Board in 1988 to set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) - commonly known as the "The Nation\'s Report Card". Information on NAGP and NAEP work and responsibilities. Publications including frameworks, reports, and brochures (partly in pdf- or html-files) and a linklist are provided.

France; Europe
This international institute regards itself as an experienced and innovative service provider in elaborating educational policy, the evaluation of educational reforms and the provision of education and training programs at European, national and institutional level. The focus of its work is education policy in a European context. The website compiles information about the [...]

United States
NAEP, also known as "the Nation's Report Card" is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America' s students know and can do in various subject areas. The Commissioner of Education Statistics, who heads the National Center for Education Statistics in the U. S. Department of Education, is responsible by law for carrying out the NAEP project. NAEP [...]

United States
NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) is collecting, analyzing, and disseminating statistics and other data related to education in the United States and other nations. Two programs -- the International Activities Program (IAP) and the Annual Reports Program -- produce international comparisons in education. Access to reports, international indicators, publications, [...]

United States
Information and links provided by the U.S. Department of Education on educational statistics, evaluations and assessments.

Russian Federation
This website has been developed by the Moscow Department of Education on behalf of the City Government. It offers access to the structure of the Moscow Institute for Open Education and to questions regarding the teaching process. Besides Information about further training for managers of educational institutions and on educational standards and teaching aids is available. A [...]

Netherlands
The Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences covers the entire field of learning, comprising two divisions: a Science Division and a Humanities and Social Sciences Division. The main objective is advising the government in all fields of science. KNAW is also responsible for a number of leading institutes which carry out fundamental research in the life sciences, humanities and [...]

Australia
CPE is an evaluation and research centre located in the Faculty of Education at the University of Melbourne. It undertakes program evaluations on a consultancy basis. The website informs about courses in evaluation, comissioned evaluations (list of current and closed projects) and publications. Online information on courses for the post- graduate diploma in assessment and [...]

Denmark
EVA is an independent institution formed under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Education. It conducts evaluations of teaching and learning - from primary school and youth education to higher education and adult and post-graduate education. It is the government' s centre of knowledge for educational evaluation. The website informs about current and finished national and [...]

United States; Canada; international
WES, a not-for-profit organization in New York, promotes and facilitates the understanding of educational qualifications through the collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of information about educational systems throughout the world. An electronic newsletter keeps educators, administrators and admissions personnel informed on current international trends in [...]

Romania; Romania
In the framework of the "Improving Education Quality Project", the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) renders assistance for socalled host countries to implement their educational reform efforts in primary and early childhood education, as well as community development. In this context this website was developed to provide basic information on [...]

Ukraine
In the framework of the "Improving Education Quality Project", the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) renders assistance for socalled host countries to implement their educational reform efforts in primary and early childhood education, as well as community development. In this context this website was developed to provide basic information on [...]

Kyrgyzstan
In the framework of the "Improving Education Quality Project", the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) renders assistance for socalled host countries to implement their educational reform efforts in primary and early childhood education, as well as community development. In this context this website was developed to provide basic information on [...]

Denmark
The 'Danish National Research Foundation' is committed to funding research within the basic sciences, life sciences, technical sciences, social sciences and the humanities. The website provides information on the board, main activities, and types of grants. Publications are availabe to download ( PDF-format) . Links to Danish ministries, universities and research institutes.

Australia
Report on a NEEF project who wished to develop actions to address some of the key problems of disadvantaged groups in Australia. NEEF had its genesis at the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Council of the World Education Fellowship (WEF) in January 2000. Five forums brought together a diverse group of prominent Australians, business people, welfare executives and [...]

Netherlands
ICO is the Dutch Interuniversity Center for Educational Research. Faculty departments and research centres from 15 Dutch universities participate in ICO. The aims are to promote fundamental and applied scientific research in the field of education (e. g. interactive learning, learning and working, teaching and teacher ICT tools for designing, new examination and assessment [...]

Australia
This page belongs to the website of ACT- DET (a website with comprehensive information about the Australian education system, schools and education in Australia). Publications and ressources here offered are: general publications, annual reports (since 1998), census of ACT government preschools, census of ACT government schools and a wide range of reports. The fulltexts are [...]

France
This pdf-file (6 pp) presents an overview of the French PISA-results, including a comparison with the other participant countries.

United States
SERVE is an education organization with the mission to support the continuous improvement of educational opportunities for learners in the Southeast of America. The website informs about developed educational programmes and tools for educational practitioners and policymakers. Link to the ELO programs (Expanded Learning Opportunities programs). A variety of free and low-cost [...]

United States
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) was developed by the OECD to assess the reading, mathematics and science literacy of 15-year-olds in participating countries. PISA assesses how well prepared students are for life beyond the classroom by focusing on the application of knowledge and skills in everyday situations. This website informs about what PISA means, [...]

Ireland
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, which began in 1998. It is to be part of an ongoing OECD program of reporting¤on indicators in education. The student population chosen for PISA is students aged 15 years. The learning domains of reading, mathematical and [...]

Norway
This is the Norwegian website about the OECD/PISA programme 2000, 2003 ( Programme for International Student Assessment). It offers general information about the aims of the survey, introduces the Norwegian co-ordinators, national reports, a summary of Norwegian results as well as English publications for download analysing PISA and the results in Norway. (The complete [...]

Ireland; international
This website gives comprehensive information about the implementation of the PISA project in Ireland and PISA in the international context. This includes links to redent PISA-Stuides as well as other publications. The institution in charge of the Irish PISA-Studies ist the Educational Research Centre at St. Patrick\'s College, Dublin. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Madagascar
This institution is responsible for the evaluation od all public and private higher education institutions. The homepage has links to descriptive texts about organization, mission, members and methods of evaluation.

Finland
The purpose of the Rectors\' Conference of Finnish Polytechnics ARENE is to develop an internationally first-class system of polytechnics. ARENE, located in Helsinki, approves recommendations and declarations and issues statements. Linklists of all Finnish Polytechnics, to Education Ministeries and Organisations as well as to sources about Finland in general are published.

Finland
The Institute for Educational Research (KTL), a national centre for educational research is a multidisciplinary research institute based at the University of Jyväskylä, established in 1968. The national task of the KTL is investigating, assessing and developing the Finnish educational system and school culture. The institute\' s website navigation leads to: introduction, [...]

Argentina
The National University Evaluation and Accrediation Committee (CONEAU), part of the Education Ministry, is responsible for questions of evaluation and accreditation within the higher education system of Argentina. The website provides full texts with descriptions and basic texts regarding external evaluation, accreditation of curricula and courses, postgraduate study and [...]

Latvia
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Scotland; United Kingdom
"HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) began operating as an Executive Agency of the Scottish Executive on 1 April 2001. HM Inspectors undertake first-hand, independent evaluations of the quality of educational provision. Each year we also investigate and publish reports on key aspects of education. Our collation, analysis and publication of the evidence and conclusions from [...]

Thailand
Quality assurance in Thai higher education refers to activities as a mechanism, planning, and systematic activities implemented. The homepage provides texts about quality assurance policy and processes / methods and quality assurance reports of each single higher education institution in Thailand.

United States
The CRESST mission focuses on the assessment of educational quality, addressing persistent problems in the design and use of assessment systems to serve multiple purposes. The homepage offers a link to the description of the 5 research programs, links to the reports and publications (library), to the services, information pages for parents and tools for searching the site.

Sweden
Within the Department of Applied Educational Science studies are being conducted on conditions for learning in social, cultural and institutional settings, the contribution to and effects of digital technology on learning as well as measurement, assessment and evaluation. The department has three strong research areas: Interactive Media and Learning, Measurement and Evaluation [...]

South Africa, Republic; Africa
The Council conducts applied social-scienfitic research projects and coordinates research programs that are policy-oriented and user- driven. The homepages has links to the following programs concerning educational matters: Assessment technology and educational evaluation, child, youth and family development, education policy research.

Ethiopia
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Institute for Curriculum Development and Research in Ethiopia, subordinated to the Ministry of Education. This institution is occupied with educational research and curriculum development at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the [...]

Kenya
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Kenya Institute of Education (KIE). This institution is occupied with educational research and curriculum development at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and the working languages used.

Mauritius
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE). This institution is occupied with curriculum development and in-service teacher education at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and the working languages [...]

Niger
This website presents information about the Institut national de documentation de recherche et d`animation pédagogiques (INDRAP) in Niger. This institution is occupied with curriculum development and evaluation tasks at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and the working languages [...]

Ivory Coast
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Direction de la pédagogie (DPED) in Cote d' Ivoire. This institution is occupied with educational research and curriculum development at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and the working [...]

Mali
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Institut pédagogique national du Mali (IPN). This institution is occupied with curriculum development and teacher education at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and the working languages used.

Senegal
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Direction de la recherche et de la formation pratique du Ministre du Development social in Senegal. This institution is occupied with curriculum development and evaluation tasks at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels [...]

Seychelles
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Curriculum Development Section of the Ministry of Education of the Seychelles. This institution is occupied with curriculum development and in-service teacher education at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and [...]

Tanzania
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the nstitute of Curriculum Development (ICD) in Tanzania. This institution is occupied with curriculum development and in-service teacher education at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and the working [...]

Kuwait
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for the "Arab States", also introducing the Gulf Arab States Educational Research Center ( GASERC) in Kuwait. This institution is occupied with the development of curricula and teaching aids at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and the [...]

Oman
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for the "Arab States", also introducing the Curriculum Development Department of the Ministry of Education in Oman. This institution is occupied with the development of curricula and teaching aids at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and [...]

Saudi Arabia
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for the "Arab States", also introducing the Directorate General for Educational Technology in Saudi Arabia. This institution supports schools and teachers in the field of technical education and teaching aids provision at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels [...]

Sudan
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for the "Arab States", also introducing the Bakht Er - Ruda Institute of Education in Sudan . This institution is occupied with the development of curricula and teaching aids at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and the working languages [...]

Albania
This brief overview provides information on the aims and tasks of the Institute of Pedagogical Research in Tirana established in 1970. The Department of Vocational and Technical Education is part of this institute and in charge of UNEVOC/ Unesco. At present (Nov. 2001) the institute has not yet its own website available.

Liechtenstein
The homepage contains current messages and announcements of events from the Liechtensteiner education sector. Within the navigation bar one finds links with detailed material on: PISA 2003, school types, curricula, education authorities, further services, first day at school/ change of school, promotion funds, scholarship/loan, preparing choice of career, Council of Europe, [...]

Europe
ENQA is a European Network to disseminate information, experiences, good practices and new developments in the field of quality assessment and quality assurance in higher education between interested parties: public authorities, higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies.- The Website aims at assisting the enqa member agencies find and share information about [...]

Turkey
The original source of this full text is a database of the Turkish Foreign Office which was not accessible. The local copy in this URL provides information about die education system, financing, the Education Ministry, content of education programmes, evaluation, text books and teaching materials, educational legislation, international activities and higher education. [This [...]

Sweden
The operations of Universitetskanslersämbetet (the Swedish Higher Education Authority) comprise three main areas: Quality assurance of higher education and appraisal of the degree-awarding powers of public-sector higher education institutions. Legal supervision of higher education. Monitoring efficiency, follow-up and horizon scanning as well as responsibility for statistics [...]

Republic of Korea
The Korean Council for University Education (KCUE) is a central advisory agency of Korean universities to enhance the quality of university education and cooperation among member institutions. It is an intermediate organization between government and university community. KCEU has made efforts to promote the development of Korean higher education by expanding university [...]

Republic of Korea
The institute is a government funded, yet independently operated R&D institution in education. Since its founding in 1972, KEDI has been active on almost every education front, developing educational policies, strategies, and programs. The main functions are: 1) providing support of educational information for schools, 2) research & development of educational policy, 3) [...]

Hungary
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Portugal
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Lithuania
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Europe
SICI is the organisation of national and regional inspectorates of education in Europe. It was founded in 1995 and has at this moment 25 members. SICI provides services to its member organisations and contributes to the development of education in Europe with data and analyses based on direct observation of school practices.

Slovenia
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Slovak Republic
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Costa Rica
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Cuba
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Peru
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Ecuador
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

El Salvador
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Spain
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Mexico
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Paraguay
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Uruguay
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Venezuela
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Colombia
The site provides information about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial education; compulsory [...]

Bolivia
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

France
IGEN and IGAENR are the principal authorities of the French education inspection which evaluates and controls all types of educational institutions, its personnel and contents, and supplies the Ministry with proposals for education policy. The website informs about the organizational structure and the activities of IGEN and IGAENR and provides full texts of its published [...]

United States
The Florida Educational Research Association (FERA) is an organization of educators and education-related professionals who are actively engaged in some phase of educational research, testing, measurement, and/or evaluation. This website provides information on purpose, objectives and activities of the association.

Mexico
The portal of the Secretariat of Public Education provides structured information on the following educational areas and levels: basic education, secondary education, higher education, indigenous education and technological education. Besides a variety of links is offered containing more information on education and training in Mexico. Focal point is the National Education [...]

Poland
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Republic of Korea
KRIVET organizes its activities of vocational education around six main functions: (1) research and development, ( 2) evaluation and accreditation (of vocational qualifications), ( 3) information management, (4) policy consultation, ( 5) public services, ( 6) International cooperation.

Brazil; international
Here you will find a collection of educational websites from Brazil and other countries. It ist subdivided into 38 categories. There are also links to projects, which have keywords and provide a contact-mail. Focal points are evaluation and education statistics.

Lithuania
The Centre coordinates the regular self-evaluation process of research/ development and pedagogical activity of the State and Nonstate research and of higher education institutions. It organises expert assessment (pier review), accumulates and publishes information about the quality of that activity and offers suggestions about its improvement. Besides it gives information, [...]

Colombia
The National Accreditation Council (CNA) is responsible for the accreditation of institutions and programs of higher education; the result of the evaluation process is a proposal about the accreditation which is given to the Education Ministry if the program seems appropriate. The website provides information texts about the structure and mission of CNA, the standards used, [...]

United States
This website provides current information on the latest developments in educational reform.- The Center for Education Reform helps people bring fundamental reforms to their schools. The Center works throughout the nation with educators, parents and others who care about promoting educational excellence in America's schools. Founded in 1993, the Center is a results-oriented [...]

Estonia
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Romania
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Austria
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Iceland
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Liechtenstein
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Czech Republic
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Greece
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Netherlands
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Colombia
The website of the Colombian Education Ministry provides information about the mission and objectives of education in Colombia (peace, equality), assessment and accountability, and access to relevant material for the different sectors (from pre-primary to tertiary education).

Chile
The CNED is a public and autonomous institution with the mission of accreditation, control, evaluation and quality assurance of the private higher education sector (strongly represented in Chile). The homepage leads to full texts about the accreditation process, its legal basis (regulations), implementation, methods, instruments (handbooks) and to a guide for students and [...]

Ireland
HETAC is the qualifications awarding body for third-level educational and training institutions outside the university sector. It is the legal successor to the National Council for Educational Awards (NCEA). On the website information can be obtained about the setting of standards for higher education and training awards, the validation of higher education and training [...]

Ireland
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

France
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

Luxemburg
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Europe
EGRIS is a research network consisting of partners in Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. The main activities consider the changing structures and processes of social integration in the context of new trajectories between youth and adulthood as well as the consequencies for education and welfare.- This homepages offers [...]

Palestinian Autonomous Areas
The Palestinian Ministries of Education (primary and secondary education) and Higher Education have been merged and separated again throughout their history. Since about 2015/16, both Ministries have again been merged into one, the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education. The new ministry also has a new website which is entirely available in English. It provides [...]

Brazil
The national Brazilian Institute for Educational Research is in charge of the Brazilian PISA-Study. Its website provides a) a virtual library of education, b) an overview of education statistics including financing of education, c) the information centre and the library for education, d) the national exams for secondary level, e) socio- economic and educational indicators, [...]

France
The IGAENR is directly attached to the Education Ministry; it is a sort of "super inspectorate" which watches over the efficient functioning of the whole education system by controlling the functioning, evaluating the efficiency of all educational institutions and giving advice to the political authorities. The homepage offers a short text and links to full texts about the [...]

Israel; China; India
"The Council for Higher Education (CHE) was established in accordance with the Council for Higher Education Law 5718-1958, as the State institution in Israel responsible for higher education. The goal was to establish a public, apolitical, independent and professional body to stand between the Government and the institutions of higher education and to deal with all issues [...]

United Kingdom
"The Agency's main business is to review the performance of universities and colleges of higher education. It does this by visiting institutions to audit their overall academic management, including arrangements for collaboration with overseas partners; and to assess the quality and standards of teaching and learning at subject level". The reports of the agency are available [...]

United States
Comprehensive und well structured information gateway for many topics including nearly all aspects of education.

Canada
The Ministry has the following responsibilities: Develops curriculum and sets standards. Evaluates curriculum and assesses outcomes. Teacher development and certification. Supports special needs students. Funds and supports school boards. Aboriginal and francophone education. Oversees basic education policy and regulations.

international
The IEA is an international cooperative of national research institutions and governmental research agencies from almost 70 countries worldwide. Since it was founded in 1958, the IEA has carried out more than 30 international large-scale comparative studies of educational achievement. Some prominent examples are the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, TIMSS, [...]

Mexico
OCE is a private organization of researchers, teachers, parents and other citizens who watch the development of Mexican national education and education policy and make critical propositions. The website offers discussion forums and publishes contributions of members about education policy matters.

Canada
The Commission d´évaluation de l´enseignement collégial du Québec (CEEC) is an – from the government independently acting – organization whose evaluation mandate covers most aspects of college education, with special emphasis on student achievement and programs of studies. Legislation attributes the power to evaluate and make recommendations, as well as declaratory [...]

Norway
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Sweden
This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. These descriptions may be regarded as an important support to all those wishing to obtain complete and succinct information on one or more national education system(s).

Finland
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

France
This institution examines and evaluates universities, schools and other (cultural) establishments in charge of the Education Ministry. It prepares recommendations for improving quality and efficiency of the French education system. The homepage contains links to: a description of CNE, contact addresses, phone numbers and e-mail numbers of CNE, full-text information of [...]

Italy
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Belgium; Bulgaria; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Switzerland; Greece; Hungary; Ireland; Iceland; Italy; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxemburg; Malta; Netherlands; Norway; Croatia; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom; Scotland; Northern Ireland; Wales; England; Europe; Austria
Eurydice (formerly Eurypedia and Eurybase) is "a network of 42 national units based in all 38 countries of the Erasmus+ programme. [Its] task is to explain how education systems are organised in Europe and how they work. Eurydice publishes descriptions of national education systems, comparative reports devoted to specific topics, indicators and statistics, as well as news [...]

Denmark
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

United Kingdom; Scotland
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Spain
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

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