Four kinds of ations

Cnesco implements a participatory evaluation process that relies on a dedicated network of international partners. It develops a wide range of activities in order to disseminate the results.

Reports and analytical notes

Cnesco carries out, in collaboration with its council and research partners, multidisciplinary quantitative and qualitative analysis that evaluates the state of the French education system. This generally stems from a complete review of the related literature, takes into account previous and on-going reforms, and includes international comparisons. The analyses are either developed over the long term (reports) or are published in response to a topical subject (analytical notes). They also aim to identify new tools to improve evaluation techniques and provide policy recommendations to improve educational practices and results.)

International Comparisons Conferences

Cnesco’s work aims to take into account the practices and experiences of education systems worldwide. In order to facilitate this comparative perspective,  these International Comparisons Conferences aim to foster partnerships between French and international researchers, notably through the exchange of research findings and best practices related to specific public policies for education.


Consensus Conferences

A Consensus Conference aims to forge a link between the questions and concerns of educators and the general public on the one hand, and the findings of researchers on the other. The process is both participatory and reflective with the ultimate objective being to improve educational practices.

“Rue des écoles” Forums in partnership with radio France culture, La Ligue de l’enseignement and Canopé

These forums take place in regions throughout France and are organized around the results of research and evaluation. They aim to give a voice to students, parents, teachers, researchers, members of associations, local authorities, etc. and to highlight innovative local practices.

Cnesco's Methodology

In order for Cnesco’s work to contribute to concrete institutional and academic change, it follows a five-step-method for each of the themes it studies.