We publish news and recent information for all ILSA studies, including but not limited to launches of reports, releases of data, calls for proposals, and also academic internships and job opportunities. An overview of all news can be found here, news related to a particular ILSA study can be found on the sub-pages of the respective study.

NAEd Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Fellows will receive $70,000 for one academic year of research, or $35,000 for each of two contiguous years, working half time. Deadline for applications: November 16, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET

NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

The highly competitive fellowship program aims to identify the most talented emerging researchers conducting dissertation research related to education.These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere around the world. Deadline for applications: October 6, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET

Does Lack of Basic Skills prevent from reaching UN SDGs?

By 2030, the United Nations (UN) aim to achieve 17 goals, the so-called Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, according to Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann, these goals can hardly be accomplished within this timeframe. The economists explain that countries need to provide equitable education to achieve long-term economic growth which will enable them to reach the SDGs. Yet, this growth depends on the availability of basic skills in the population – and these basic skills are not given in many countries which is shown by international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) such as PISA or TIMSS, and their predecessors.

FreshEd Podcast: Responses to Educational Disruption Survey (with Dirk Hastedt & Sabine Meinck)

In January 2022, IEA and UNESCO published the Responses to Educational Disruption Survey (REDS) international report and released the international database. REDS collected data from 11 countries from across the globe to provide a picture of the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the responses of the respective educational systems to the disruption. To introduce to the study, a podcast has been created. Sabine Meinck, co-editor of the international report, and Dirk Hastedt, Executive Director of IEA, introduce to the findings, challenges, and benefits of the study.

Vacancy: Test leaders at IEA Hamburg

IEA Hamburg seeks someone with good organization and communication skills, ideally with pedagogical experience, to carry out field tests within schools and educational institutions throughout Germany.