ERIC Number: ED455310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
A Policy Maker's Guide to International Achievement Studies.
This guide provides policymakers with research-based information about international achievement studies. International achievement studies focus on the collection and analysis of cross-national information, either data on student achievement or background information about students, teachers, and institutions. The chapters are: (1) "What Are the Purposes of International Achievement Studies?" (2) "Why the Interest in International Achievement Studies?" (3) "What Are Some Examples of International Achievement Studies?" (4) "Who Reports International Achievement Data and How Are These Data Reported?" (5) "In What Ways Are International Achievement Data Used and with What Impact?" (6) "What Concerns Have Been Raised?" and (7) "International Achievement Data and Informed Decision Making." Twenty-two examples illustrate the discussion, and a list of useful Web sites is included. (Contains 42 endnotes.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Studies, Policy Formation, Test Interpretation, Test Use
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Victoria.
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