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Vézina, Samuel; Bélanger, Alain – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2020
Recent literature shows that younger cohorts have lower levels of literacy ceteris paribus in Canada, the United States, Norway and other developed countries. Very few explanations are provided to justify the existence of this negative cohort effect. Yet this decline has serious implications for the economy, education system and society. In this…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Foreign Countries, Adults, Age Differences
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Gubbels, Joyce; Swart, Nicole M.; Groen, Margriet A. – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2020
Previous research on the relationship between students' home and school Information and Communication Technology (ICT) resources and academic performance has shown ambiguous results. The availability of ICT resources at school has been found to be unrelated or negatively related to academic performance, whereas the availability of ICT resources at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Reading Achievement, Secondary School Students
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Harju-Luukkainen, H.; Vettenranta, J.; Wang, J.; Garvis, S. – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2020
Family-related factors, like parent's educational level, their values and expectations have a significant impact on child's early skills and later educational outcomes. Further, parents provide their child, alongside with other learning environments, a broad mathematical and early literacy input. This study investigates the relationship between…
Descriptors: Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Values, Expectation
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Sahin, Füsun; Colvin, Kimberly F. – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2020
The item responses of examinees who rapid-guess, who do not spend enough time reading and engaging with an item, will not reflect their true ability on that item. Rapid-disengagement refers to rapidly selecting a response to multiple-choice items (i.e., rapid-guess), omitting items, or providing short-unrelated answers to open-ended items in an…
Descriptors: Guessing (Tests), Item Response Theory, Reaction Time, Learner Engagement
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Rohatgi, Anubha; Scherer, Ronny – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2020
The concept of school climate has received much attention as a predictor of educational outcomes, including students' well-being, academic achievement, and motivation. To measure this concept, international large-scale assessments often rely on students' perceptions of its different dimensions, such as their sense of belonging, teacher support,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Kunina-Habenicht, Olga; Goldhammer, Frank – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2020
As a relevant cognitive-motivational aspect of ICT literacy, a new construct "ICT Engagement" is theoretically based on self-determination theory and involves the factors ICT interest, Perceived ICT competence, Perceived autonomy related to ICT use, and ICT as a topic in social interaction. In this manuscript, we present different…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Avvisati, Francesco – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2020
This article reviews the history of the measure of socio-economic status in PISA and identifies theoretical underpinnings of the index of economic, social and cultural status (ESCS). It then highlights multiple changes in the instruments and scaling methods used by PISA over time, and suggests ways of resolving the tensions behind some of these…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Salles, Franck; Dos Santos, Reinaldo; Keskpaik, Saskia – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2020
During this digital era, France, like many other countries, is undergoing a transition from paper-based assessments to digital assessments in education. There is a rising interest in technology-enhanced items which offer innovative ways to assess traditional competencies, as well as addressing problem solving skills, specifically in mathematics.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Didacticism, Mathematics Tests, Learning Analytics
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Ghasemi, Ehsan; Burley, Hansel – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2019
Understanding why women are consistently underrepresented in STEM fields has been a constant puzzle, with a consistent feature of the puzzle being performance in math. This study uses data from TIMSS exams to investigate cross-national gender differences in math-related affect, more precisely liking mathematics, confidence in mathematics, and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Disproportionate Representation, STEM Education, Mathematics
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Bundsgaard, Jeppe – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2019
International large-scale assessments like international computer and information literacy study (ICILS) (Fraillon et al. in International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), 2015) provide important empirically-based knowledge through the proficiency scales, of what characterizes tasks at different difficulty levels,…
Descriptors: Test Bias, International Assessment, Test Items, Difficulty Level
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Bellens, Kim; Van Damme, Jan; Van Den Noortgate, Wim; Wendt, Heike; Nilsen, Trude – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2019
In the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015, the educational systems from the Dutch speaking part of Belgium (Flanders), Germany, and Norway included scales capturing three dimensions of instructional quality (INQUA): classroom management, supportive climate, and cognitive activation. With the inclusion of these extra scales, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Gray, Helen; Lyth, Andrew; McKenna, Catherine; Stothard, Susan; Tymms, Peter; Copping, Lee – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2019
A recent study by Baye and Monseur (Large Scale Assess Educ 4:1-16, 2016) using large, international educational data sets suggest that the "greater male variation hypothesis" is well supported. Males are often over-represented at the tails of the ability distribution despite similarity in measures of central tendency and the gradual…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, International Assessment, Foreign Countries, Males
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Kampa, Nele; Wagner, Helene; Köller, Olaf – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2019
Background: Stakeholders' interpretations of the findings of large-scale educational assessments can influence important decisions. In the context of educational assessment, standard-setting remains an especially critical element, because it is complex and largely unstandardized. Instruments established by means of standard-setting procedures such…
Descriptors: Standard Setting (Scoring), Test Interpretation, Stakeholders, Validity
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Hwang, Jihyun – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2019
The purpose of this research is to gather empirical evidence for attribution theory (Weiner in J Educ Psychol 71(1):3-25. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-0663.71.1.3, 1979) to explain students' feelings of helplessness when learning mathematics. The relationships between mathematics literacy in PISA 2012 and learned helplessness were also observed.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Isac, Maria Magdalena; Palmerio, Laura; van der Werf, M.P.C. – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2019
Background: Promoting tolerance is an important goal of European education policies focused on education for democratic citizenship and human rights. In this article, we argue that cross-cultural comparability must be empirically assessed and ensured for the measurement of highly relevant indicators that serve to monitor inter-European and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Democratic Values
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