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Cox, Cristián; Meckes, Lorena – Research Papers in Education, 2016
Since the 1990s, Chile has participated in all major international large-scale assessment studies (ILSAs) of the IEA and OECD, as well as the regional ones conducted by UNESCO in Latin America, after it had been involved in the very first international Science Study in 1970-1971. This article examines the various ways in which these studies have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Schmidt, William H.; Burroughs, Nathan A. – Research Papers in Education, 2016
The authors review the influence of state, national and international large-scale assessments (LSAs) on education policy and research. They distinguish between two main uses of LSAs: as a means for conducting research that informs educational reform and LSAs as a tool for implementing standards and enforcing accountability. The authors discuss the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Policy, Student Evaluation, Group Testing