Review of The global education race: Taking the measure of PISA and international testing


  • William C. Smith Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO


Author Biography

William C. Smith, Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO

William C. Smith, Ph.D., is a Senior Policy Analyst with UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report and a Research Affiliate at Penn State University’s Population Research Institute. His larger research is situated around the role social policy at the national and international level plays in education equity and outcomes. This article continues his current work on the power of student test scores to shape policy, influence student outcomes, and warp the education process. His recent publications in this line of work include the edited book, The Global Testing Culture: Shaping Education Policy, Perceptions, and Practice.


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