Assessment of Competencies in Educational Contexts

Assessment of Competencies in Educational Contexts

By: E. Klieme (editor), J. Hartig (editor), D. Leutner (editor)Paperback

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The concept of competence is crucial for evaluating educational systems as well as for basic research in education. This book covers current theoretical, psychometric, and practical issues related to the assessment of competencies in educational and vocational settings. Leading researchers from around the world contribute their expertise from different research fields. The first part of the book provides theoretical perspectives on the concept of competencies in educational and vocational contexts, as well as on developmental models. The second part deals with item writing and psychometric models for assessing and explaining competencies. In addition, practical issues such as test construction, computer-based assessment, and the implementation of assessment tools in school contexts are addressed. The book is of interest not only for researchers interested in theoretical and psychometric background of assessment, but also for readers interested in practical aspects of computer-based assessment and evaluation in educational or vocational contexts, such as policy makers, teachers, and school administrators.


Preface; Contributors; Theoretical Perspectives and Developmental Models; 1. The Concept of Competence in Educational Contexts, Eckhard Klieme, Johannes Hartig, and Dominique Rauch; 2. Competencies for Successful Learning: Developmental Changes and Constraints, Marcus Hasselhorn; 3. A Model-Based Test of Competence Profile and Competence Level in Deductive Reasoning, Christiane Spiel and Judith Gluck; Psychometric Modeling; 4. Psychometric Models for the Assessment of Competencies, Johannes Hartig; 5. Explanatory Item Response Models: A Brief Introduction, Mark Wilson, Paul De Boeck, and Claus H. Carstensen; 6. Linking Competencies in Horizontal, Vertical, and Longitudinal Settings and Measuring Growth, Alina A. von Davier, Claus H. Carstensen, and Matthias von Davier; 7. Reporting Test Outcomes Using Models for Cognitive Diagnosis, Matthias von Davier, Lou DiBello, and Kentaro Yamamoto; Assessment Methods and Technology; 8. Measuring Competencies: Introduction to Concepts and Questions of Assessment in Education, Detlev Leutner, Johannes Hartig, and Nina Jude; 9. Introduction to the Computer-Based Assessment of Competencies, Astrid Jurecka; 10. Adaptive Testing and Item Banking, Theo J. H. M. Eggen; 11. Computer-Based Tests: Alternatives for Test and Item Design, Joachim Wirth; 12. Computer-Based Assessment in Support of Distance Learning, Gregory K. W. K. Chung, Harold F. O'Neil, William L. Bewley, and Eva L. Baker; Large-Scale Assessment for the Monitoring of Educational Quality; 13. Assessment in Large-Scale Studies, Tina Seidel and Manfred Prenzel; 14. Introduction of Educational Standards in German-Speaking Countries, Eckhard Klieme and Katharina Maag Merki; 15. Causal Effects and Fair Comparison: Considering the Influence of Context Variables on Student Competencies, Christof Nachtigall, Ulf Krohne, Ulrike Enders, and Rolf Steyer; 16. Monitoring and Assurance of School Quality: Principles of Assessment and Internet-Based Feedback of Test Results, Ingmar Hosenfeld.

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  • ISBN13: 9780889372979
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780889372979
  • ISBN10: 0889372977

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