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Takayama, Keita – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2013
In this paper, I develop a critique of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)-based lifelong learning policy discourse with a particular focus on "key competencies" (KCs) and its equity implications for school curricular policies. First, I review the discussion of KCs in the writings by the OECD-affiliated…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, International Organizations, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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Hill, Kathryn; McNamara, Tim – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2015
Those who work in second- and foreign-language testing often find Koretz's concern for validity inferences under high-stakes (VIHS) conditions both welcome and familiar. While the focus of the article is more narrowly on the potential for two instructional responses to test-based accountability, "reallocation" and "coaching,"…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Test Validity, High Stakes Tests, Inferences
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Goldstein, Harvey – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2017
The author's commentary focuses more on the quantitative discussion about educational assessment of the original article than on the idea of the assessment for learning, which did not raise any substantial issues. He starts by offering some general comments on the paper. He feels the authors made a number of assumptions about quantitative…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Statistical Analysis, International Assessment, Learning Theories
Kelly, Dianne; Fearing, Erik – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
While Massachusetts has received accolades for its high scores on the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) and Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests, absolute results from standardized tests tend to correlate strongly with family income and parental education. The Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education…
Descriptors: Consortia, Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation, Partnerships in Education
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Hong, Barbara S. S. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2014
America is not Singapore and Singapore cannot be America. So why are we often comparing ourselves to high-performing countries based on international exams? Despite the educational crisis many U.S. schools are facing, Americans should be cautious not to mimic another country's model within our diverse classrooms. We are largely grounded on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Track System (Education), Stereotypes
Baines, Lawrence – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2008
Throughout the United States, initiatives are being launched to extend the school day, increase homework, integrate technology, and require more high-stakes testing. The underlying assumption is that more time in school, more homework, more technology, and more high stakes testing will produce smarter, better-prepared students. Instead of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Schedules, Homework, Educational Technology
Jambor, Zoltan Paul – Online Submission, 2009
Korean education certainly has its strong points as its fifteen year olds produce outstanding results in the area of mathematics and are the world's most literate bunch. However, South Korean high schools are insufficiently preparing students for an often learner centered and creative system of education that often necessitates students to be…
Descriptors: High Schools, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Meiers, Marion – English in Australia, 2007
In this article, the author reflects on the use of research to inform teaching in Statement Five of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) "Statements of Belief". Statement 5 says, "We use research and evidence to inform teaching practice and improve the learning of students." All educational research is…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teaching Methods, English Instruction, Outcomes of Education
Baines, Lawrence – Phi Delta Kappan, 2007
At this moment, in school districts throughout the United States, initiatives are being launched to extend the school day, increase homework, integrate technology, and require more high-stakes testing. The assumption underlying these initiatives is that more and more--more time in school, more homework, more technology, and more high-stakes…
Descriptors: Homework, Educational Change, Extended School Year, Comparative Education
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Bielefeldt, Talbot – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2005
In November 2004, economists Thomas Fuchs and Ludger Woessmann published a statistical analysis of the relationship between technology and student achievement using year 2000 data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The 2000 PISA was the first in a series of triennial assessments of 15-year-olds conducted by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multivariate Analysis, Academic Achievement, Educational Technology
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Ferrini-Mundy, Joan; Schmidt, William H. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2005
The recent releases of two major international comparative studies that addressed mathematics--the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2003 (TIMSS 2003) and the Program for International Student Assessment 2003 (PISA 2003)--provide opportunities and challenges for mathematics education researchers interested in using the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Education, Educational Research, Comparative Education