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Rutkowski, David – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
In this article I advocate for a new discussion in the field of international large-scale assessments; one that calls for a reexamination of international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) and their use. Expanding on the high-quality work in this special issue I focus on three inherent limitations to international large-scale assessments noted by…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Reading Achievement
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Ivanova, Alina; Kardanova, Elena; Merrell, Christine; Tymms, Peter; Hawker, David – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
Is it possible to compare the results in assessments of mathematics across countries with different curricula, traditions and age of starting school? As part of the iPIPS project, a Russian version of the iPIPS baseline assessment was developed and trial data were available from about 300 Russian children at the start and end of their first year…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Tests, Item Response Theory
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Tveit, Sverre – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
Norway has seen major changes in the field of educational assessment over the past decade, following the 2001 '"PISA shock" that stimulated reform of the entire primary and secondary education systems: new outcome-based curricula with cross-disciplinary basic skills were accompanied by major revision of assessment regulations,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change
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Chen, Yi-Hsin – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2012
This study was an empirically substantive examination of mathematics achievement differences between urban and rural Taiwanese students at a cognitive attribute level. Participants were eighth-grade students who participated in the "Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study" of 1999. The rule-space method was applied to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Rural Schools, Students, Mathematics Achievement