ERIC Number: EJ1087238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Is It Really Possible to Test All Educationally Significant Achievements with High Levels of Reliability?
Ethics and Education, v10 n3 p372-379 2015
PISA claims that it can extend its reach from its current core subjects of Reading, Science, Maths and problem-solving. Yet given the requirement for high levels of reliability for PISA, especially in the light of its current high stakes character, proposed widening of its subject coverage cannot embrace some important aspects of the social and aesthetic world. Verdicts on the latter often have holistic features, and there are dangers that such verdicts involve attempts to compare what cannot be compared. Judgments about the normative and the social often feature a legitimate lack of consistency.
Descriptors: International Assessment, High Stakes Tests, Reliability, Academic Achievement, Testing Problems, Intellectual Disciplines, Social Influences, Holistic Approach, Comparative Analysis, Criticism, Misconceptions, Aesthetics, Educational Assessment, Measurement, Humanities, Social Sciences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment