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Presents a comprehensive treatment of issues related to the inception, design, implementation and reporting of large-scale education assessments. In recent years many countries have decided to become involved in international educational assessments to allow them to ascertain the strengths and weaknesses of their student populations. Assessments such as the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the IEA's Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progress in International Reading Literacy (PIRLS) have provided opportunities for comparison between students of different countries on a common international scale. This book is designed to give researchers, policy makers and practitioners a well-grounded knowledge in the design, implementation, analysis and reporting of international assessments. Readers will be able to gain a more detailed insight into the scientific principles employed in such studies allowing them to make better use of the results. The book will also give readers an understanding of the resources needed to undertake and improve the design of educational assessments in their own countries and regions.
Implementation of Large-Scale Education Assessments: * Brings together the editors extensive experience in creating, designing, implementing, analysing and reporting results on a wide range of assessments. * Emphasizes methods for implementing international studies of student achievement and obtaining highquality data from cognitive tests and contextual questionnaires. * Discusses the methods of sampling, weighting, and variance estimation that are commonly encountered in international large-scale assessments. * Provides direction and stimulus for improving global educational assessment and student learning * Is written by experts in the field, with an international perspective. Survey researchers, market researchers and practitioners engaged in comparative projects will all benefit from the unparalleled breadth of knowledge and experience in large-scale educational assessments gathered in this one volume.
1. Implementation of Large-Scale Education Assessments 2. Test Design and Objectives 3. Test development 4. Design, development and implementation of contextual questionnaires in large-scale assessments 5. Sample Design, Weighting, and Calculation of Sampling Variance 6. Translation and cultural appropriateness of survey material in large scale assessments 7. Quality assurance 8. Processing Responses to Open-Ended Survey Questions 9. Computer-based Delivery of Cognitive Assessment and Questionnaires 10. Data management procedures 11. Test Implementation in the Field: The Case of PASEC 12. Test Implementation in the Field: The Experience of Chile in International Large Scale Assessments 13. Why Large Scale Assessments Use Scaling and Item Response Theory Scale Assessments Use Scaling and Item Response Theory 14. Describing Learning Growth 15. Scaling of Questionnaire Data in International Large-Scale Assessments 16. Database Production for Large-Scale Educational Assessments 17. Dissemination and Reporting
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