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ERIC Number: EJ1070935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
A Maturing Global Testing Regime Meets the World Economy: Test Scores and Economic Growth, 1960-2012
Kamens, David H.
Comparative Education Review, v59 n3 p420-446 Aug 2015
This article considers the growth of the international testing regime. It discusses sources of growth and empirically examines two related sets of issues: (1) the stability of countries' achievement scores, and (2) the influence of those national scores on subsequent economic development over different time lags. The article suggests that stability over time and across tests has historically been weak but is increasing in the post-1990 era. In addition, the analysis finds little evidence of macro-level effects of test score performance on subsequent economic growth. The article concludes by discussing scenarios that might alter these patterns.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
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