The Education Sector of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) and the Education and Training Evaluation Commission in Saudi Arabia held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, a virtual workshop on analyzing data and drawing lessons from international assessments for students. The workshop dealt with ways to build on conclusions of international assessments in matters relating to educational policies.
The workshop, which was supervised by two international experts with outstanding contributions in the field, saw the participation of several researchers and specialists in the field of international assessments.
The workshop aimed to find answers to questions related to the experiences gained and lessons learned from international assessments (PISA, PIRLS, TIMSS) over a period of more than twenty years. It also provided insights on addressing the gaps in those assessments based on other methods of research and data collection, as well as providing trainees with direct experience in accessing, understanding and analyzing international assessment data.