Overview

The Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) is an international study of teachers, teaching, and learning environments. TALIS's objective is to provide internationally comparable indicators on teachers and teaching to help countries review current conditions and develop informed education policy. TALIS offers an opportunity for teachers and school principals to provide their perspectives on the state of education in their own countries, allowing for a global view of teachers and the education systems in which they work. TALIS is coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organization of industrialized countries.

TALIS was first administered in 2008 (the United States did not participate). Results of TALIS 2008 are available at the OECD website at http://www.oecd.org/education/preschoolandschool/43023606.pdf. TALIS was administered again in 2013 with survey instruments that reflect the policy and research interests of countries around the world. Thirty-four education systems, including the United States, participated in TALIS 2013. Full results from TALIS 2013 were released internationally on June 25, 2014 and are available on the OECD website at http://www.oecd.org/edu/school/talis.htm.

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Explore the data with the new TALIS International Data Explorer

Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013: U.S. public-use and restricted-use data files and documentation released on February 26, 2016. Get the public-use data here.

Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013: U.S. Technical Report released on December 9, 2014. Read about the report here.

TALIS 2013 results released by the OECD on June 25, 2014. Read about the OECD's TALIS 2013 report here.

A set of TALIS 2013 tables with U.S. data released on June 25, 2014. These tables, adapted from the OECD's TALIS 2013 report, are available here .