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ERIC Number: ED531823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
The Limits and Possibilities of International Large-Scale Assessments. Education Policy Brief. Volume 9, Number 2, Spring 2011
Rutkowski, David J.; Prusinski, Ellen L.
Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University
The staff of the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy (CEEP) at Indiana University is often asked about how international large-scale assessments influence U.S. educational policy. This policy brief is designed to provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions encountered by CEEP researchers concerning the three most popular international education large-scale assessments: the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA); the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS); and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). This brief will focus, in particular, on how these three international assessments function and how they are relevant for American education. Finally, for those interested in learning more about international large-scale assessments, this brief also offers suggestions for further reading. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana University, Center for Evaluation and Education Policy