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Rutkowski, Leslie; Rutkowski, David – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Over time international large-scale assessments have grown in terms of number of studies, cycles, and participating countries, many of which are a heterogeneous mix of economies, languages, cultures, and geography. This heterogeneity has meaningful consequences for comparably measuring both achievement and non-achievement constructs, such as…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Rutkowski, David; Rutkowski, Leslie; Liaw, Yuan-Ling – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2018
Participation in international large-scale assessments has grown over time with the largest, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), including more than 70 education systems that are economically and educationally diverse. To help accommodate for large achievement differences among participants, in 2009 PISA offered…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Liaw, Yuan-Ling; Wu, Yuanyue; Rutkowski, David; Rutkowski, Leslie – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
International large-scale assessments such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have emerged as important tools for understanding educational systems within Asia and around the world. Although the achievement scales tend to capture the majority of the world's attention the background scales have become important tools in…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Achievement Tests
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Rutkowski, Leslie; Rutkowski, David – Educational Researcher, 2016
In the current article, we consider the influential position of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and discuss several methodological areas that demonstrate the need for caution when using and interpreting PISA results. We motivate our argument by briefly describing the program's increased influence in educational policy…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Outcome Measures, Data Interpretation, Research Reports
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Rutkowski, Leslie – Applied Measurement in Education, 2014
Large-scale assessment programs such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), and Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) use a sophisticated assessment administration design called matrix sampling that minimizes the testing burden on individual…
Descriptors: Measurement, Testing, Item Sampling, Computation
Rutkowski, David; Wild, Justin; Rutkowski, Leslie – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2013
Are U.S. and, in particular, Hoosier students competitive and ready to succeed in an ever-changing and increasingly global economic landscape? This question is frequently considered by K-12 education stakeholders at all levels, including national, state, and local officials. One of the central ways in which education systems can compare themselves…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, International Programs, Testing Programs
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Rutkowski, David; Rutkowski, Leslie – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
As part of its flagship educational study--the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)--the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has undertaken extensive work to create an internationally relevant composite indicator aimed at measuring socioeconomic background. However, the degree to which a single measure of…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Academic Achievement