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Testing, testing: the 123's of testing

By: Annika B. Bergbauer, Eric A. Hanushek, and Ludger Woessmann

RISE Working Paper (October 2018)

Commentary by Lee Crawfurd

Rise and Shine: The Effect of School Start Times on Academic Performance from Childhood through Puberty

Research suggests that sleep affects pupil learning, as it spurs memory formation and consolidation as well as improves attention and alertness. While pupils’ sleeping patterns are affected by many factors that have little to do with education policy, they are likely to be directly related to one factor entirely determined by such policy: school start time.

Fair progress? Economic mobility across generations around the world

by Ambar Narayan, Roy Van der Weide, Alexandru Cojocaru, Christoph Lakner, Silvia Redaelli, Daniel Gerszon Mahler, Rakesh Gupta N. Ramasubbaiah, and Stefan Thewissen

Published version (free)

Kenya’s reading revolution

Commentary by Barbara Bruns on

‘Identifying the essential ingredients to literacy and numeracy improvement: teacher professional development and coaching, student textbooks, and structured teachers’ guides’


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