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ERIC Number: ED509174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
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Sample Selectivity and the Validity of International Student Achievement Tests in Economic Research. NBER Working Paper No. 15867
Hanushek, Eric A.; Woessmann, Ludger
National Bureau of Economic Research
Critics of international student comparisons argue that results may be influenced by differences in the extent to which countries adequately sample their entire student populations. In this research note, we show that larger exclusion and non-response rates are related to better country average scores on international tests, as are larger enrollment rates for the relevant age group. However, accounting for sample selectivity does not alter existing research findings that tested academic achievement can account for a majority of international differences in economic growth and that institutional features of school systems have important effects on international differences in student achievement.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research