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The legitimation of OECD’s global educational governance: examining PSA and AHELO test production.

Although international student assessments and the role of international organisations (IOs) in governing education via an evidence-based educational policy discourse are of growing interest to educational researchers, few have explored the complex ways in which an IO, such as the OECD, gains considerable influence in governing education during the early stages of test production. Drawing… Read More »

“Will I learn what I want to learn?”: Useable representations, ‘students,’ and OECD assessment production.

Amid growing debates around international assessment tools in educational policy, few have critically examined how students themselves are cast in policy tool production processes and discourse. Drawing on Stuart Hall’s concept of representation, we show how higher education (HE) ‘students’ are constructed, fixed and normalized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Assessment… Read More »