Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

International Early Learning Study

Peter Moss is an Emeritus Professor at UCL Institute of Education, University College London. His briefing paper attached discusses the so far little known but already well advanced OECD plans for an international assessment of early learning outcomes among young children.

Professor Moss writes:

“The plans for the IELS have been gestating over several years, and OECD member state governments have been consulted during this period. But the wider early childhood community of practitioners and academics has not been; the OECD has shown little interest in opening up their proposals to public scrutiny and debate. Some may have got wind of this initiative, but most working in the field have been unaware of what is in store and many still are. The DfE in England has similarly made no attempt to inform and consult, either on the wider OECD plans or on England’s participation in IELS. The whole exercise has been shrouded in secrecy.”

Read his full briefing here