ERIC Number: EJ1018565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Reference Count: 67
Opening the Black Box: Prospects for Using International Large-Scale Assessments to Explore Classroom Effects
Schmidt, William H.; Burroughs, Nathan A.
Research in Comparative and International Education, v8 n3 p236-247 2013
In this article, the authors review International Large-Scale Assessment (ILSA)-based research over the last several decades, with specific attention on cross-national analysis of mean differences between and variation within countries in mathematics education. They discuss the role of sampling design and "opportunity to learn" (OTL) indicators to assess the use of ILSAs in examining educational inequalities such as tracking and explore improvements in ILSAs' capacity for studying classroom-level differences in instructional content.
Descriptors: International Programs, Measurement, Educational Research, Cross Cultural Studies, Mathematics Education, Sampling, Educational Indicators, Equal Education, Differences, Track System (Education), Research Problems, Educational Assessment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study