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Once upon a time – when Michal Gove was Secretary of State for education  – PISA was all the rage. As I noted at the time international evidence was then en vogue, with PISA in particular featuring prominently in education debates.

But is PISA now receiving less attention than it used to? In a new academic paper published today I take a look…

To investigate whether PISA is now receiving less attention than previously, I draw on data from Google Trends. In a nutshell, this provides information on the number of searches made for a given topic (e.g. PISA) in a given geography (e.g. England) over a given time horizon.

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