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Are You Ready For The 2012 PISA Results?: International Baccalaureate® (IB), Best In The World (IMHO)

In December 2013, the results of PISA 2012 will be announced. One thing on everyone’s mind in Chile, and many similar countries, will be: How well are we doing? Are children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds performing as well as students … Continue reading

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Analysis of Chile’s 2012 National English Test Results: Who Is The Best Teacher?

Quote:”The more proficient in English, the more efficient in the classroom, is a false statement“ (page 347) Medgyes, Peter. “Native or Non-native: Who’s Worth More?” ELT Journal 46.4 (1992): 340-49. The 2012 Chilean National English Test results recently came out. … Continue reading

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18% de los estudiantes evaluados logra certificar su nivel de inglés en el Simce 2012

Aumenta el número de estudiantes que logran demostrar un nivel suficiente en la comprensión de este idioma. En 2010 un 11% de los alumnos logró certificarse. Se observa una gran brecha entre los resultados de los jóvenes del grupo socioeconómico … Continue reading

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FREE! Exceptional Educational Leadership

** Book Description Publication Date: March 27, 2013 Exceptional Educational Leadership is an experiential account of educational leadership. It fills a gap in the literature by not only looking at leadership in a theoretical way, but offers the reader a … Continue reading

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Chile’s National English Test (SIMCE INGLÉS 2012) Awarded to INSTITUTO CHILENO BRITANICO DE CULTURA

Transparency. Transparency in government is a very ancient concept. According to Wikipedia: “It dates back to the Age of Enlightenment, which is sometimes called the “Age of Reason”. There is little consensus on the precise beginning of the Age of … Continue reading

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Hockerill Anglo-European College: Record-breaking IB students

HOCKERILL Anglo-European College has celebrated another set of record-breaking International Baccalaureate (IB) results. Source: Herts and Essex Observer Is this real, or is it real? In 2011 Hockerill obtained 99% pass rate for the IB Diploma with an average point … Continue reading

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The Chilean National English Test: Misunderstanding the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

What is CEFR and Common Reference Levels? by Aysun Güneş Source: Aysun’s Blog: Language Teaching Tips After a long holiday, I’ll kick off with some information about CEFR and levels. Actually, I first saw the definition years ago, but started … Continue reading

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SIMCE Inglés 2012: Chile’s National English Test

Chile’s National English Test 2012 SIMCE Inglés 3º Medio Todos los estudiantes de 3º Medio rendirán la prueba SIMCE desde el martes 13 al jueves 15 de noviembre de 2012. All students in the 11th grade will take the Chilean … Continue reading

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#Edcamp Santiago: Parents Matter, Don’t They?

Great teachers. If every child in every country had a great teacher… OK, we get the idea. Now, what about the parents? Do they matter very much, or is it simply, the great teacher? “There’s no question that a great … Continue reading

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Finnish Director General of Education Discusses Finland’s Success

Timo Lankinen, Director General of the Finnish National Board of Education, address the Building Blocks for Education conference in Ontario. http://cultureofyes.ca/2010/09/14/what-is-ontario-talking-about/ Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence, Singapore: The first building block to success is … Continue reading

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