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ERIC Number: ED544622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 334
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: ISBN-978-90-79549-00-9
ICCS 2009 Technical Report
Schulz, Wolfram, Ed.; Ainley, John, Ed.; Fraillon, Julian, Ed.
International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement
This report is structured so as to provide technical detail about each aspect of International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS). The overview is followed by a series of chapters that provide detail about different aspects of ICCS. Chapters, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are concerned with the instruments. Chapter 2 provides information about the development and properties of the ICCS cognitive test. Chapter 3 details the development and properties of the ICCS international questionnaires. These include the international student questionnaire, the teacher questionnaire, and the school questionnaire, as well as the national contexts survey. Chapter 4 is concerned with the development of the ICCS regional instruments: the European test and questionnaire, the Latin American test and questionnaire, and the Asian questionnaire. Chapter 5 describes the procedures used to translate and adapt ICCS instruments. Chapters 6 and 7 are concerned with aspects of sampling. Chapter 6 details the sampling design and implementation and Chapter 7 documents the weighting procedures that were used to ensure the results from ICCS represented the defined populations in each country. Chapters 8, 9, and 10 focus on the survey implementation. Chapter 8 details the field operation procedures and the process of preparation of data files. Chapter 9 documents the quality control protocols and procedures that were used in the ICCS data collection. Chapter 10 provides an account of data management in ICCS and the creation of the ICCS database. Chapters 11, 12, and 13 describe the psychometric and statistical analyses used in ICCS. Chapter 11 reports on the scaling procedures for the ICCS cognitive test and how responses to the test items were used to construct scores on the ICCS civic knowledge scale. Chapter 12 describes the methods used to form scales from the ICCS questionnaire items, while Chapter 13 details how the ICCS results were reported and gives an account of the conventions adopted for the construction of tables. The following are appended: (1) Organizations and individuals involved in ICCS; (2) Characteristics of national samples; (3) Descriptions for cognitive test items and allocations to proficiency levels; and (4) Tables with coding information. (Contains 132 tables and 44 figures. Individual chapters contain references and footnotes. The appendices contain additional tables.) [The following people contributed to writing this report: John Ainley, Falk Brese, Julian Fraillon, Tim Friedman, Michael Jung, David Kerr, Bruno Losito, Barbara Malak, Wolfram Schulz, Caroline Vandenplas, Alana Yu, and Olaf Zuehlke. See ED544615, for the ICCS 2009 User Guide for the International Database.]
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Publication Type: Reports - General
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement
Identifiers - Location: Asia