ERIC Number: EJ1091728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Reference Count: N/A
Dependable Trend Measurement Is Not Just IRT Scaling: Commentary on "Linking Large-Scale Reading Assessments: Measuring International Trends over 40 Years"
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Martin, Michael O.
Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, v14 n1 p30-31 2016
Linking IEA's international reading assessments across 40 years is an interesting endeavor from several perspectives. Being able to examine trends in reading achievement at the 4th grade over such a long period and relate these to policy changes during that time span is an attractive idea. However, this work brings to the fore many thorny issues that should be considered in linking together several disparate assessments, and the technical complexities involved in using IRT scaling to analyze trends in large-scale international assessments.
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Trend Analysis, International Assessment, Reading Tests, Achievement Tests, Reading Achievement, Grade 4, Foreign Countries, Scaling, Mathematics Tests, Science Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Progress in International Reading Literacy Study; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study