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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
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Goldstein, Harvey – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2015
The term "validity" is one of the most important and one of the most debated concepts in educational measurement. In this paper, I argue that various different approaches can all be viewed from an associational perspective. I also argue that our understanding will be enhanced by adopting some basic ideas of scientific reasoning to the…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Test Validity, Scientific Principles, Test Construction
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Goldstein, Harvey – Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, 2004
This paper raises some methodological concerns about the conduct, analysis and interpretation of results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study. While in many respects PISA represents an advance on previous attempts at international comparative assessment studies, it retains certain problematic aspects. The article…
Descriptors: International Studies, Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis